HC Deb 15 October 1945 vol 414 cc678-9
33. Colonel Erroll

asked the Minister of War Transport whether he is proposing to permit pedal-cyclists to dispense with rear lights and to revert to the use of rear reflectors.

Mr. Barnes

I have no power to dispense with the obligation to carry red lights imposed on pedal cyclists by the Road Transport Lighting (Cycles) Act, which was passed by Parliament earlier this year after full debate.

Colonel Erroll

Will the right hon. gentleman consider introducing the Continental practice of adding small reflectors to the pedals of pedal cycles, so that cyclists can be more readily seen in the dark?

Mr. Barnes

If the hon. and gallant Member wants further information on that matter I suggest that he puts down a direct question on it.