HC Deb 15 July 1937 vol 326 cc1462-3
30. Sir W. Brass

asked the Home Secretary how many summonses have been issued in the Metropolitan area against drivers for dangerous parking under Section 50 of the Traffic Act, 1930, during the year 1936, and how many during the same period for exceeding the statutory limit of 30 miles per hour?

Sir S. Hoare

During 1936, the number of prosecutions in the Metropolitan Police District under Section 50 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, was 70. In the same year, prosecutions for exceeding the speed limit in a built up area, in the case of motor vehicles not otherwise subject to restrictions on speed, was 45,833.

Sir W. Brass

Having regard to the difference between these two figures, will my right hon. Friend consider impressing upon the police the importance of the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, and will he also consider whether the police might be armed with cameras in order to be able to give first-class evidence of this very dangerous practice?

Sir S. Hoare

I always consider any points that my hon. Friend may make, but on my present information I do not think that any further action is necessary.

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