HC Deb 06 December 1933 vol 283 c1645W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the continuance of excessive noise from the exhausts of motor bicycles and sports cars in spite of the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, he will consider giving instructions to his commissioners in various districts to inspect all types of such cars and motor bicycles at the factories in order to make certain that these machines do not contravene Regulation 16 of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulation, 1931, before they are delivered to the public?


Neither the traffic commissioners nor the certifying officers appointed under the Road Traffic Act have any powers in relation to ordinary motor cars or motor cycles, and it is not competent to me to issue instructions of the nature suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend. I am, however, in communication with the manufacturers on this subject.