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THE GREATER London Council has applied for a quarter of the bids for lorry action area status, Transport Under Secretary Lynda Chalker revealed in the Commons during the weights debate.
She said that the GLC, which opposes the concept of LAAs, has applied for 15 schemes in its bid for Transport Supplementary Grant, and another 25 bids have come from the six metropolitan counties.
THE VIEWS of CM editor lain Sherriff were singled out by two MPs during the debate to increase heavy lorry weights.
Labour MP Les Huckfield (Nuneaton) said he "valued highly" Mr Sherriff's view in the issue of November 13, that the increase in weights would not see any reduction in the number of lorries on the road.
"That is the view of one of the main road haulage periodicals. It is not the view of an uninformed novice".
Referring to the same remark by Mr Sherriff, SDP MP John Cartwright said MPs should heed Mr Sherriff's warning.