HC Deb 12 June 1953 vol 516 cc599-600

Lords Amendment: In page 1, line 28. at end insert: (2) Where a vehicle's tail light is so constructed that, when not showing a light, it is an efficient red reflector complying with any regulations made for the purposes of this section under section nine of the principal Act which apply to the vehicle, it shall be treated for the purposes of this section as being such a reflector when it is, as well as when it is not, showing a light. In this subsection, "tail light" means, in relation to any vehicle, any lamp carried attached to the vehicle for the purpose of showing a red light to the rear in accordance with the principal Act, as amended, or regulations thereunder.

11.7 a.m.

Colonel J. H. Harrison (Eye)

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The Amendment is designed to make it legal that a lamp can include a reflector. Many of us have seen modern cars with the reflector included in the lamp. The industry have asked for this change to be made, and providing that the reflector part of the lamp conforms with the Regulations to be laid down by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, I consider that this is a good Amendment and I recommend it to the House.

Mr. J. Enoch Powell (Wolverhampton, South-West)

I beg to second the Motion.

Question put, and agreed to.