HC Deb 30 May 1935 vol 302 cc1305-6
62. Mr. BAT EY

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that on Wednesday, 22nd May, a motor car, is which were two firemen and another gentleman, was running along New Oxford Street sounding a gong continuously, similar to a fire-engine going to a fire; and whether he will take steps to put an end to the use by unauthorised persons of gongs on motor cars?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

I had not heard of this incident and the use by firemen of a gong does not on the face of it seem to be an abuse of established practice.


Are we to understand that there are some motor cars to which the Highway Code does not apply; that it all depends on who is in the car?


Certainly, it depends on who is in the car.