HC Deb 03 July 1928 vol 219 c1154
27. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the continued noisiness of motor cycles, particularly in regard to the silencing of the exhaust, he will institute an inquiry into the technical difficulties of the silencer question, inviting the co-operation of the Autocycle Union and the manufacturers' associations?

Colonel ASHLEY

I do not think that all motor cycles can be said to be excessively noisy. The proceedings which the Police take for infraction of the regulations with regard to the fitting of efficient silencers will, I hope, result in the elimination of motor cycles which are unsatisfactory in this respect, and I do not think that it is for me to undertake a technical inquiry such as the hon Member suggests.


Is it not the case that there are no technical difficulties in the way of equipping these machines with efficient silencers?

Colonel ASHLEY

My hon. Friend may be right, but I am not so advised by my technical advisers.

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