§ Mr. PARKINSON
asked the Minister of Transport whether any form of inquiry is being held 'as to the harmful effects of fumes from motor vehicles on the general health of the public?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesend (Mr. Albery), in reply to recent questions on this subject by him, that the report of a Home Office Departmental Committee which considered this matter did 373W not suggest that there was any such evidence of injury being caused by exhaust fumes to the health of drivers and conductors or of persons using the highway as would justify legislative action. I added that the examiners appointed under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, and the Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933, were required to look for defects in exhaust pipes in the public service vehicles and goods vehicles which they examined.