§ MR. JOYNSON-HICKS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received a copy of any order recently made by the Lancashire County Council, exempting from the provisions of the Lights on Vehicles Act, 1907, all harvesting vehicles during the months of June, July, August, September, and October; and whether, in view of the danger caused by this unlighted traffic to users of the roads he proposes to take any action in the matter.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
Yes, Sir, I have received a copy of an order made by the Lancashire County Council in February last, to the effect stated in the Question. The order was made in pursuance of the power conferred on county councils by Section 4 of the Lights on Vehicles Act, and is not subject to my approval. I have no power to take any action in the matter. I may add that the Bill as introduced, contained no exception for harvesting vehicles, and that the exception was agreed to by the House of Commons on the Report Stage.