HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 cc1227-8
10. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales, having regard to the provision of Regulations 11(b) of the Motor Vehicles (Competition and Trials) Regulations, 1969, whether he will consider extending these regulations to make it obligatory for the Royal Automobile Club, before authorising an event under these regulations, to consult with highway authorities for the area over which the route or event lies.

Mr. Peter Thomas

No, Sir. The present arrangements are considered adequate.

Mr. Barry Jones

Is the Secretary of State aware that in the early hours of 23rd November last year a motor club turned East Flintshire villages into motorised bedlam, endangering life and limb and shattering peace and quiet? Will he act with speedy decision to limit the ill-effects of these selfish sorties?

Mr. Peter Thomas

Yes, Sir. I am aware of the complaints made last year about a rally organised by a particular motor club. These were investigated by the Royal Automobile Club, and I under- stand that measures have been taken to avoid a recurrence.