HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 cc1654-5W
Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport which organisations representative of pedal cyclists were consulted before the framing of the Road Transport Lighting (Cycles) Bill.

Mr. Noel-Baker

This Bill is based on recommendations contained in the Report of the Select Committee on the prevention of Road Accidents of the House of Lords (Session 1938–39). The Select Committee heard evidence from numerous bodies and individuals, including the Cyclists Touring Club, the National Cyclists Union and the British Cycle and Motor-Cycle Manufacturers and Traders Union Limited, the witness for the last-named being also the Chairman of the National Committee on Cycling. The relevant recommendations of the Select Committee have been endorsed by the present Committee on Road Safety, whose membership includes the deputy secretary of one of the cyclists organisation as one of the representatives of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. This member was able to place the views of organised cyclists before the Committee, and was the sole dissentient from their Report on this point.