HC Deb 02 May 1927 vol 205 cc1285-6

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the City of Dundee has a by-law by which horse-drawn vehicles at walking pace only require to carry one light on account of the dangerous nature of their loads; that the local police are thoroughly satisfied therewith; and whether, in these circumstances, he would either so amend the draft Road Traffic Bill as to declare the general law applicable to such horse-drawn vehicles in county burghs, as defined by the Bill, should be the same as the local by-law now stands, or give an assurance that any Order by him issued under the Bill should stipulate only for one lamp in the case of horse-drawn traffic, as defined by the local by-law in county burghs?

Colonel ASHLEY

The draft Road Traffic Bill provides that modifications of the general requirements as to the lighting of vehicles may be made in the case of vehicles carrying inflammable or explosive goods and of vehicles drawn by horses or other animals or any class or description thereof. I will consider the amendment which the hon. Member suggests in conjunction with any representations received in regard to the Bill from the bodies whom I have consulted, but he will realise I cannot now give an assurance as to the terms of any Order that may be made if the draft Bill becomes law.