HC Deb 19 June 1935 vol 303 cc350-1

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will assist motor drivers to carry out the speed limit regulations by urging upon local authorities the need for the erection of proper speed limit and de-restriction signs?


I do not cease to press on local authorities the urgent necessity of remedying any defects that may still exist in the areas in question.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that a number of motorists are being prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit upon roads where no signs exist at all, and does he consider that that is in accordance with the principle of justice in this country?


I was not aware of that fact.

61. Mr. McENTEE

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of persons, male and female, that have been summoned for exceeding the 30-miles-per-hour speed limit in the Metropolitan area since the 18th March; the number that have been convicted in each case; and the total amount of fines?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Captain Euan Wallace)

The total number of cases heard between 18th March and 31st May was 5,829. In 5,721 cases the Court found the charge proved. In 585 of these cases the defendant was dealt with under the Probation of Offenders Act, and in the remaining 5,136 cases fines were imposed amounting to £5,683. Separate figures for men and women are not available.