§ 40. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can give the House any information in connection with the case of a lorry driver who appeared before the Birmingham assizes on a charge of manslaughter; whether he is aware that the man was forced to use a speedometer that was defective; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
I have seen a Press report of the case to which the hon. Member apparently refers. My right hon. Friend has already published draft regulations which would require motor vehicles subject to a speed limit of 20 miles per hour or more to be fitted with an efficient speedometric device.