HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc211-2
47. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed to introduce the Road Traffic Bill in the present Session?


I have been asked to reply. I have received an assurance from the Chairman of the Royal Commission on Transport that a first Report may be expected from the Royal Commission before the summer Recess, dealing with the regulation and control of road vehicles generally from the point of view of public safety. So soon as the Report is received, consideration will be given to the Royal Commission's recommendations with a view to the introduction of a Bill. The progress of the Bill will have to depend upon the state of the Parliamentary timetable, and at this stage of the Session the Government is unable to give any pledge in this respect.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a Bill on this subject is very much overdue and that we have been pressing for it for a long time on the other side of the House? Will be take every step to expedite the progress of the Bill, which will be quite uncontentious?


I am aware that many things are overdue owing to delays under the late Government. We shall be quite pleased to do all that we can to accelerate the matter.


Are we going to see al the promises of the Government fulfilled?