§ Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Minister of Transport to what extent he has been able to arrange for the de-restriction of those lengths of road referred to in the recent memorandum submitted to him by the motoring organisations as being stretches of road on which the 30-miles-per-hour limit was unnecessary?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
My hon. Friend will, of course, realise that I cannot de-restrict roads, in cases where a local authority does not agree with my suggestions, except after holding a local inquiry. In a number of cases local authorities have already agreed at my request to de-restrict certain of these roads. In appropriate cases where they have not agreed, I have given instructions for local inquiries to be held. In regard to all the other roads I have called for detailed reports from my divisional road engineers.