HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 cc1457-8
40. Mr. REMER

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the large number of road accidents in which motor-cyclists have been involved; and whether he has drawn, or proposes to draw, the attention of the police throughout the country to this aspect of the traffic problem?


I am aware of the large number of road accidents in which motor cyclists have been involved, but I do not think it is necessary to draw the attention of the police specially to the matter. What seems chiefly to be required is a higher standard of skill in driving and an increased sense of responsibility on the part of motor cyclists, and that is to be attained, I am sure, as much by education and propaganda by those in a position to influence motor cycling opinion as by any action on the part of the police.


Has the right hon. Gentleman read the correspondence which took place before his predecessor and the Royal Automobile Club on this subject?


I am aware of the opinion of my predecessor on this subject, also of the correspondence.


In view of the statement made by the Home Secretary, will he not now consider the advisability of enforcing some test before licences are issued?


I would like notice of that question.