§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department raises any objection to local authorities such as the county borough of West Ham exercising, through local bye-laws, power to regulate traffic, to preclude any vehicles overtaking stationary vehicles on the near side; and whether he will make the necessary arrangements with the Home Office to see that the police in the various districts exercise more control in this matter consistent with public safety?
§ Lieut. - Colonel MOORE-BRABAZON
Yes, Sir, in view of the London Traffic Act, I consider that regulations for traffic in the London traffic area are matters that should be dealt with on uniform lines, as it would clearly be undesirable to have different rules in different parts of London. With regard to the specific point, I presume the hon. Member has in mind vehicles passing stationary tramcars on the near side. In my opinion this matter is adequately dealt with by the law relating to dangerous driving, and I see no necessity to make any representations on the subject.