HC Deb 17 June 1936 vol 313 cc988-9

asked the Minister of Transport the number of examiners in the service of the Ministry for the purposes of the Road Traffic Acts; and whether, in view of the continued and frequent breach of Section 19 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, he will augment the number of examiners to enable a more rigorous inspection of records' to be undertaken?


The number of examiners employed under the various Sections of the Road Traffic Acts is 474, and in addition there are the services of the police. I will consider whether that part of the staff which is devoted exclusively to examining records and consists of about 40 examiners could, with advantage, be strengthened.


asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the non-observance of Section 93 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, by a number of road transport undertakings is placing law-abiding employers at a disadvantage in trading; and what steps he proposes to take to give complete effect to the decisions of Parliament in this matter?


Representations on this subject have been made to me and to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour by the National Joint Conciliation Board for the Road Motor Transport Industry (Goods) and these representations are at present receiving our consideration.