HC Deb 05 December 1956 vol 561 c1213
5. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when it is proposed to bring into operation Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, 1956, with regard to advancing lighting-up time in summer by half-an-hour.

Mr. Watkinson

On 1st January, 1957.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask whether he would say that on the ground of road safety this advance of the lighting-up time by half-an-hour in the summer should be strictly obeyed by cyclists as well as by drivers of mechanically propelled vehicles?

Mr. Watkinson

Yes, Sir. I am much obliged to my hon. Friend. If we make this small, but I think important, modification, I hope that everybody will abide by it, otherwise it will be quite purposeless.