HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 c1236
66. Mr. W. BAKER

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to a collision between a steam lorry and a motor cycle in Bristol, as a result of which the cyclist was pinned underneath the motor lorry for nearly half-an-hour; and whether he will consider the desirability of making it compulsory for all such vehicles to carry lifting jacks?

Colonel ASHLEY

Although I had not previously been informed of this particular accident, my attention has been drawn to similar occurrences. I have no power to make any Regulation such as that suggested in the last part of the question, and in any case I am afraid that adequate lifting tackle is so heavy and bulky that it would not be practicable to require that all lorries, etc., should be so equipped.