§ 60 Mr. LOOKER
asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he is aware of the serious damage being caused to the houses abutting on Ranelagh Gardens, Barnes, owing to the vibration caused by motor omnibuses proceeding at excessive speed; arid what action he proposes to take in the matter;
2054 (2) if he is aware of the damage being caused to the road surfaces of the main roads of the country owing to heavy motor vehicles travelling at speeds of 20 miles an hour and upwards; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter;
(3) whether he is aware that motor omnibuses display a notification that they may not exceed a speed of 12 miles an hour; that they consistently exceed a speed of 20 miles an hour; and that the consequent vibration is causing serious damage to the houses abutting on the routes used; and will he state what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
The driving of vehicles at speeds in excess of those allowed by law is a matter for the police to deal with. My proposals for the amendment of the law on this and other matters relating to road vehicles are, as my hon. Friend will be aware, contained in the draft Road Traffic Bill which I circulated some time ago. I was not aware of the damage to houses at Barnes referred to by my hon. Friend.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he was in the House a few minutes ago when a weighty petition was presented against the Chancellor of the Exchequer "pinching" this money?