§ 43. Mr. Palmer
asked the Home Secretary in how many cases cyclists have been prosecuted in the last three months for failing to carry lighted rear lamps during lighting-up hours?
§ Mr. Palmer
Is my hon. Friend aware that this is a widespread practice, and that it does impose an unfair handicap upon both Service and civilian drivers, and has he in mind measures to try to check the practice?
§ Mr. Peake
I can tell my hon. Friend that in the Metropolitan Police district more than 3,000 persons were prosecuted during these three months for various lighting offences in regard to bicycles, although I could not specify how many cases concerned the absence of a rear lamp without a good deal of investigation.