§ Mr. T. SNOWDEN
asked the Minister of Transport what statutory and other provisions regulating the use of motor vehicles have been repealed by Orders made under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, and their provisions not yet reproduced 1461W by subsequent Orders, and as to the position of matters meanwhile, as, for instance, is there any provision restricting the overcrowding of omnibuses and other public vehicles now in force; and whether he intends to consolidate the numerous Orders made by him since the passing of the Act in question, together with other Orders made by him prior thereto affecting motor vehicles under the Lighting of Vehicles Act, 1927, the Roads Act, 1920, and the Highway Code, so that those affected thereby may readily become acquainted with their obligations?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
Generally where provisions relating to the use of motor vehicles have been repealed by Orders made under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, their place has been taken either by the provisions of the Act itself or by Orders or Regulations. There is not at the moment any provision in force governing the carrying of standing passengers in omnibuses, but Regulations on this somewhat difficult subject have been discussed with the organisations interested and will be made shortly. So far as I am aware, the only other provisions relating to the use of motor vehicles which have been repealed and have not yet been replaced are certain Articles in the Heavy Motor Cars Orders restricting the use of weak bridges. These will be replaced by Section 25 of the Road Traffic Act as soon as the form of the necessary notices which I am discussing with the railway companies and others interested has been determined. As regards the collection and consolidation of the Regulations, I have the point in mind for consideration at a later date.