HC Deb 16 June 1927 vol 207 cc1196-7W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received representations from the Blackrod and Westhoughton Urban Councils against pillion riding; and, if so, what decision, if any, he has reached on the matter?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have received the representations to which the hon. Member refers, and I have replied to them to the effect that if the draft Road Traffic Bill, which was recently circulated, became law in its present form, power would be conferred on the Minister of Transport to make Regulations restrict- ing the number of persons in addition to the driver who may be carried on a motor cycle not fitted with a side-car, and prescribing the manner in which such persons may be so carried.