HC Deb 25 January 1962 vol 652 c29W
40. Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many summons were issued during the last 12 months for which figures are available in respect of offences relating to motor-cycles and other vehicles not fitted with adequate silencers, and with what result; and if he is satisfied that existing legislation is adequate to protect the public from this growing annoyance.

Mr. Renton

During 1960, there were 5,181 prosecutions in England and Wales for offences against the Regulation relating to the fitting and maintainance of silencers. Statistics compiled on a sampling basis indicate that there was a conviction in nearly every case, and that most of the offenders were fined. The last part of the Question is for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport.