§ 12. Commander Viscount CURZON
asked the Minister of Transport whether any expert examination and test of drivers of heavy public service and utility vehicles is required outside the Metropolitain area; and, if not, will he take steps in any future amendment of the Motor Car Acts to ensure that the drivers of all motor vehicles shall undergo such a test before being granted a licence to drive?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I am not aware that any expert examination and test of drivers of heavy motor vehicles is conducted outside the Metropolitan area. The proposal in the second part of the 9 question presents obvious difficulties, but I am awaiting a Report by the Departmental Committee dealing with this among other subjects.
§ Viscount CURZON
Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been drawn to a very serious accident to one of these heavy vehicles, and will he investigate the matter with reference to the question on the Paper?
§ Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
Is there any necessity for a periodic examination as to the reliability of the brakes of these vehicles?