HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c409
41. Sir J. Smyth

asked the Minister of Transport if, in the interests of road safety, he will take steps to remove unsuitable vehicles from roads within his responsibility.

Mr. Hay

The enforcement of the law is a matter for the police. If my hon. and gallant Friend has any particular type of vehicle in mind, and will let me have details, I will see whether anything can be done.

Sir J. Smyth

Will my hon. Friend remember that about 11,000 very seriously disabled men and women are at present being forced by Government regulations to travel on our crowded and rather dangerous roads alone in single-seater vehicles? Will he urge his right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Health to press on with the scheme for replacing these admittedly very unsuitable vehicles by some form of two-seater vehicles which would enable these very seriously disabled people to take a passenger with them?

Mr. Hay

That goes a little wide of my right hon. Friend's responsibilities, as I expect that my hon. and gallant Friend realises, but I will certainly see that what my hon. and gallant Friend has said is brought to the notice of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance.