§ 22. Sir WILLIAM JENKINS (for Mr. DAVID GRENFELL)
asked the Minister of Transport the number of prosecutions for exceeding the speed limit by drivers of heavy vehicles; and whether he has considered the recommendations of the Magistrates' Association with regard to the provision of time records or log books stating the distance covered and the time occupied by drivers of heavy vehicles doing long journeys?
The latest figures available are for the year 1932 when there were 3,399 prosecutions in respect of passenger carrying vehicles subject to a speed limit of 30 miles per hour, and 26,145 in respect of goods vehicles. I regret that it is not possible to subdivide these figures between heavy and light vehicles. In regard to the second part of the question I would draw the hon. Member's attention to the provisions of Section 16 of the Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933.