HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 c1640
60. Mr. LUNN

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there is considerable violation of Section 19 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, as amended by the Act of 1933, regarding the hours of work any driver of certain vehicles may be on duty in any one day; and will he take steps to inform the public and employers and drivers, in particular, of the definite meaning of the Act regarding hours of work in the interest of public safety on the roads?

Captain HUDSON

During the past two years many convictions have been obtained in proceedings instituted by the police and the licensing authorities, and the resultant publicity should have helped to impress upon all concerned the requirements of the law and the importance of observing provisions directed by Parliament in the interests of public safety. Meanwhile, I am sending the hon. Member prints of two pamphlets explaining the law on this subject, which are issued free of charge by the licensing authorities.