HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 c139W
93. Mr. Bell

asked the Minister of Transport whether any steps have yet been taken to fix the day upon which the Highways (Provision of Cattlegrids) Act, 1950, is to come into force.

Mr. Barnes

Before bringing this Act into operation, I propose to send a memorandum to the highway authorities explaining its provisions and giving technical advice about the construction of grids and works connected with them. As I undertook during the passage of the Bill, I have consulted a number of representative bodies concerned. Their suggestions have been studied by my technical officers, who are also carrying out some experiments, so as to ensure that we give the authorities the best advice we can. I intend to send out the memorandum, and to fix the day for the coming into force of the Act very shortly.