§ 38. Mr. BEAUMONT
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that pneumatic picks fitted with silencers, and no less efficient than those at present in use, can be obtained; that these are manufactured in this country; and will he take steps to have them adopted for use on the roads in towns with a view to making the operations of road-mending less offensive to the public?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I am aware of the claims made with respect to pneumatic picks fitted with silencers, and arrangements are being made for one of my technical officers to attend demonstrations of these devices in the near future. I have no power to make their use compulsory.
§ Mr. MORRISON
I will consider that point without taking the step of recommending any particular commercial firm.
§ Mr. McSHANE
Would the Minister consider presenting one of these silencers to the hon. Member for Torquay (Mr. C. Williams)?