HC Deb 21 July 1937 vol 326 cc2214-5W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state the present number of orders and regulations in force with regard to the construction and use of motor vehicles; and whether, in view of the difficulties of those engaged in the motor trade in keeping themselves informed of those orders and regulations, he will arrange to keep such traders, garages and other interests concerned fully acquainted with the contents of such orders and regulations and to supply them with copies when they are brought into force for the first time?

Mr. Burgin

The Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations have recently been consolidated into a single pamphlet and cover the main field. The conditions of fitness of public service vehicles are set out in a separate code as also the regulations made under other Acts as to lighting and number plates. In accordance with Section III of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, representative organisations are always consulted before regulations are made and the making of regulations is notified in the general and the technical Press.

Captain Strickland

asked the Minister of Transport when he proposes to issue the amending regulations regarding the giving of notice to owners of motor vehicles whose motor cars are to be tested or inspected under the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, 1937?

Mr. Burgin

Draft Regulations were circulated on 15th June, and I propose to make them as soon as certain points raised by those consulted can be settled.