§ 71. Sir GIFFORD FOX
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that the Royal Commission on Transport, 1929, in their report on the control of traffic on roads recommended against a speed limit in built-up areas owing to the great difficulty of defining these areas, he ordered a survey to be made of typical areas in the country before deciding that a system of street lighting should be adopted as indicating a built-up area as is proposed under the Road Traffic Bill now before Parliament?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
No special surveys of typical areas were made, but technical officers of my Department were consulted, with the result that provision is included in the Bill which will make it possible to exempt from the operation of the speed limit the roads in built-up areas upon which, for special reasons, restriction seems unnecessary, and to bring within the operation of the restriction populated areas which have no street lighting.