§ Second Schedule, page 30, line 10, at end insert—
|("At the end of the section there shall be added the following subsection:—'(6) The power to give general directions under subsection (1) of this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.'")|
§ Second Schedule, page 30, line 42, at end insert—
§ Traffic signs
|("Section fifty-two||At the end of the section there shall be added the following subsection:—' (3) The power to give general directions under subsection (1) of this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument'.")|
§ LORD CHESHAM
My Lords, Amendments Nos. 40 and 41 go together. General directions about traffic signs have in the past been given by Statutory Instrument, but there is no power to do this in the 1960 Act, and we can no longer do it. It is very convenient for everyone concerned, the public and the local authorities, that general directions regarding traffic signs should be made Statutory Instruments because Regulations regarding traffic signs are Statutory Instruments. In fact, the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, 1937, were made as a single Statutory Instrument. That is a very convenient handbook, but it cannot be renewed as a single document unless these Amendments are made. The power got lost by accident, I understand. When the 232 Consolidation Act was passed in 1960, and we should like to have it back for the obvious reasons that I have mentioned. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(Lord Chesham.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.