HC Deb 15 December 1937 vol 330 c1164
61. Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the temptation to young drivers to drive motor cars at high speed, he will consider taking steps to prohibit the use of high-powered cars to drivers under 21 years of age?

Mr. Burgin

No, Sir. The existing age limit was laid down by Parliament in 1930 after full discussion, and any amendment would involve fresh legislation.

Sir W. Brass

Is it not the fact that some of the smaller private cars are much more dangerous than the high-powered cars?