HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc252-3
85. Mr. PENNY

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the remarks of Mr. Justice Branson on 13th March at the York Assizes, when a motor cyclist was indicted for manslaughter by running down a cyclist from behind; and whether, in view of these accidents, he will consider the desirability of introducing a Bill to make it compulsory for all cyclists to carry red rear-lamps, red reflectors, or some other distinguishing mark which can be readily detected by an overtaking driver?

Colonel ASHLEY

My attention has not previously been drawn to the remarks of the learned Judge, With regard to the second part of the question, as I have already stated, the regulation, including lighting, of road vehicles will fall within the scope of the contemplated Bill.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say on what date he intends to introduce this Bill?

Colonel ASHLEY

I think that must be a matter of surmise.