HC Deb 08 July 1960 vol 626 cc62-3W
Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date he received the letter, sent to him by the honourable Member for Carlisle, with regard to the introduction of reaction testers into certain Carlisle and District State Management Scheme Public Houses; and whether, in view of the danger that these machines tend to minimise the seriousness of the problem of road safety, he will call for a report upon their use from those responsible for the administration of the Scheme.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I received my hon. Friend's letter on 1st July. These machines, the design and purpose of which have, I understand, been approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, are intended to emphasise in a popular way the importance in accident prevention of quick reaction. I shall keep their use under very close review.