§ Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [4th March], That the Bill be now read a Second time.
§ Question again proposed.
§ 3.58 p.m.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. John Hay)
When the debate was interrupted on 4th March I was about to conclude my speech. I find myself in much the same position today, more than a month later.
Since I spoke on 4th March we have received from the Central Office of Information the results of the survey to which I then referred. The time now is insufficient for me to elaborate on the results, but I would just say that to some extent they support the conception used by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Croydon, North-East (Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett) as the basis for his Bill, namely, that experience in the driving of these machines is likely to be more significant than age. Therefore, I think that there is a case for our considering the Bill in Committee, and I 874 hope that the House will feel that that is something that we should do.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Standing Committee pursuant to Standing Order No. 38 (Committal of Bill).