HC Deb 12 February 1941 vol 368 c1345
69. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions took place during 1940 respecting excessive speed in the 20 miles per hour limit area during the black-out?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)

From 1st February, when the speed limit was introduced, until 31st December, 1940, the number in the Metropolitan Police District was 2,543. I regret that figures for other parts of the country are not available.

Mr. Sorensen

Is the hon. Gentleman personally satisfied that this very necessary speed limit is being observed by the great majority of motorists?

Mr. Peake

I think the figures which I have quoted show that the police are making every effort to enforce this speed limit.