HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 cc1260-1W

Mr. RAPER asked the Home Secretary if he can now see his way to give instructions for the speed limits on motor vehicles to be increased, in view of the great improvements made in their braking capacity since the introduction of the speed regulations now in force?

Mr. NEAL: I have been asked to answer this question. An alteration in the maximum speed for motor cars would require fresh legislation. The whole question of speed limits for motor vehicles generally is within the terms of reference of the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles, and I cannot anticipate their report, or the legislation which may follow it.

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