§ 87. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, seeing that the police have no power to issue a regulation prohibiting the use of dazzling headlights in the well-lighted streets of London, he will obtain for the police the necessary powers to do so.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I have been asked to answer this question. The necessary powers could not be obtained without legislation. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport hopes to introduce a Bill in the near future dealing with the lighting of road vehicles. As he stated on 14th June, in reply to the Noble Lord the Member for South Battersea (Viscount Curzon), he 644 does not think it desirable that the question should be treated piecemeal.
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Before that Bill is introduced, will it be referred to the Roads Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Transport for their opinion?
§ Mr. GRITTEN
Can the hon. Gentleman say why the Lights Regulation Committee has suspended its sittings for so long, and when it is going to resume its duties?