§ 69. Mr. MABANE
asked the Home Secretary how many prosecutions were instituted during the period 1st January to 31st May, 1932, in the Metropolitan area against private motorists in respect of offences when their cars were stationary, and also against the drivers and/or proprietors of heavy road vehicles for exceeding the speed limit and driving to the danger of the public?
The number of prosecutions of drivers of omnibuses and coaches for exceeding the speed limit during the period mentioned was 305: there were no prosecutions of the proprietors. I regret that no figures are available which would enable me to answer the remainder of the question.
§ Mr. THORNE
Cannot the hon. Gentleman get a time-table of these char-a-banc trips, when he would be able to find out the number of miles they have to run and the time allowed, and would come to the conclusion that they have to exceed the speed limit?
§ Mr. MABANE
Do I understand that it is not possible to give the figures of the prosecutions against private motorists in respect of offences when their cars were stationary?