HC Deb 11 July 1940 vol 362 c1327
44. Mr. Granville

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to see that drivers of civilian vehicles give the right of way to all military traffic, particularly in controlled areas?

Sir J. Anderson

Under the Traffic on Highways Order, 1940, made by the Minister of Transport under Defence Regulation 70, Regional Commissioners have been empowered to issue directions which will ensure that military traffic or other essential transport is given such priority within their Regions as may from time to time be necessary.

Mr. Granville

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider making an appeal on the wireless and through the Press to this effect?

Sir J. Anderson

I do not think it is a question of making an appeal. As I have explained, instructions have been given and directions will be issued and enforced if the necessity arises.