HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc161-2W
99. Mrs. Ganley

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the recommendation of the Report on Export and Slaughter of Horses that heavy vehicles mileage per hour should be increased; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Barnes

I have noted this recommendation and will bear it in mind.

101. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Transport if he has considered the particulars which have been sent to him contained in a letter from the British Road Federation, Ltd., as to the speed limit of 20 miles per hour for heavy goods vehicles; and when he expects to be able to come to a decision on relaxing the present regulations.

Mr. Barnes

The letter referred to is a circular letter to local authorities, of which all hon. Members have been sent a copy, and makes no representations to me as Minister. I am familiar with the arguments it puts forward. I am not yet in a position to come to a final decision in this matter.