§ 25. Mr. DAWES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to recent letters in the motoring press from Captain E. B. K. Shipwright describing a motor-car run from London to St. Ives, Cornwall, and back at an average speed of over 33 miles per hour, from Mr. A. W. Stevens describing a motor-car run from Newquay to Ealing at an approximately similar speed, and from Mr. N. Leggott describing a motor-car run from Hull to Torquay at an average speed of 30 miles per hour, part of which was made in the dark; and whether, as these persons admit that they have broken the law imposing a 20-mile per hour speed limit, and having regard to the danger to the public of such high average speeds, he proposes to take any action against them?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
The duty of enforcing the provisions of Section 9 of the Motor Car Act, 1903, rests with the police of the district in which an offence is alleged to have been committed. There is no action which I can take in the case referred to in the question.
§ Viscount CURZON
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the tone of the letters referred to in the question shows that the writers of them would be only too glad to see such performances stopped?
Mr. J. JONES
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of putting the names of the owners on the back of the cars?