HC Deb 01 March 1927 vol 203 cc201-2
28. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider legalizing motor spot-lights, with a view to greater safety being afforded motorists, especially during foggy weather?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am considering this question in connection with the Bill for the regulation of traffic on roads.

Captain BRASS

Will my right hon. Friend also consider the question of dipping and swivelling headlights?

Colonel ASHLEY

All relevant considerations will be taken into consideration.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries as to the use of spot lights in France and other places abroad?

Colonel ASHLEY

I will do so. I have made some, but I will make further inquiries.


Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to say when the Bill to which he has referred will be ready for hon. Members?

Colonel ASHLEY

Very shortly.

Colonel DAY

Is it not the fact that this is the only country where spot lights are not allowed?

Colonel ASHLEY

I could not say.