§ 31. Mr. WELLWOOD JOHNSTON
asked the Minister of Transport whether the provisions of Section 25 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, have been brought into operation; whether he has prescribed a form of notice to enable bridge authorities to prohibit the use of bridges by vehicles weighing more than a specified weight; and, if not, whether he will make these provisions effectively operative in the immediate future?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
This section has not yet been brought into operation owing to the unexpected difficulties which have arisen in settling a form of notice which would meet the views of the various interests affected. These difficulties are, I hope, now in process of being settled, and it should be possible to bring the section into force at an early date.
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that, as long ago as last April, the Minister said that the section would be brought into operation shortly; and, if "shortly "covers a period of more than eight months, may I ask what is meant by "at an early date"?