HC Deb 16 February 1933 vol 274 c1195W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to a case of excessive hours worked by motor drivers, tried at Rotherham on 30th January, in which evidence was given that a lorry driver had been at work continuously for 43 hours and the bench imposed the maximum penalty on the man's employers; whether he is satisfied that the machinery for administering Section 19 of the Road Traffic Act is adqeuate; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take to improve the administration of, or to strengthen, the existing law?


I was already aware of this case. With regard to the enforcement of the section, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on the subject on 8th February to the hon. Member for the Thirsk and Malton Division (Mr. Turton) of which I am sending him a copy.