§ 50. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received a report from the traffic commissioners relative to the prosecution of a transport contractor at Taunton who was fined £6 10s. for permitting two employés to drive lorries excessive hours, one of whom had 13 times worked more than 14 hours per day; how many similar cases have occurred in the past 12, months; and will he take steps to protect vehicle drivers against loss of employment if they communicate with the Ministry about the excessive hours they are compelled to work?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Such cases are not reported to me. I am sure that the authorities fully appreciate the necessity of taking such steps as they can to prevent drivers being unfairly penalised.