HC Deb 02 July 1951 vol 489 cc1874-5
12. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will introduce legislation in order to give appropriate sections of the Highway Code the force of law.

Mr. Barnes

I have asked the Committee on Road Safety to consider and advise me on a scheme recently submitted to me for giving selected provisions of the Highway Code the force of law.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

May we take it that the right hon. Gentleman is referring to conversations which he had with Mr. Edward Terrell, as reported in "The Times"? Can he say specifically whether Mr. Terrell will be invited to give evidence in person before the appropriate Departmental committee?

Mr. Barnes

Yes, Sir. But this is not a Departmental committee. It is my Committee on Road Safety of which the Parliamentary Secretary is chairman. I have arranged for Mr. Terrell to discuss the matter with that body.