HC Deb 01 November 1920 vol 134 c18

asked the Minister of Transport whether he intends issuing an Order compelling all commercial motor vehicles and chars-à-banc to carry mechanical hand signals at the rear of the vehicle; whether the Ministry have received representations concerning the desirability of such signals in the interests of safety; and whether practical designs for such signals submitted by Mr. P. Watson Phillips are under consideration?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Sir Eric Geddes)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Hammersmith (North) on the 19th of last month. Any designs submitted will receive the attention they merit, but I do not propose that the Ministry should adopt or recommend any particular design or invention.