HC Deb 06 June 1939 vol 348 c199
30. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Minister of Transport whether any steps are in contemplation to give effect to the proposals in relation to road accidents of the Select Committee of the House of Lords?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Captain Austin Hudson)

Substantial progress has been made with the detailed examination of the numerous and far-reaching proposals made by the Select Committee. Until that examination is completed, I am unable to give particulars of what action it may be necessary to take.

Mr. Garro Jones

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman in a position to say how long he estimates the Government examination will take, and how long after their examination is concluded it will take them to produce the proposals?

Captain Hudson

I hope that my right hon. Friend will be able to make a statement this Session, but there are over 200 recommendations and some of them will need legislation.

Mr. Leach

Can we hope that the Ministry will down about 90 per cent. of them?