HC Deb 01 July 1964 vol 697 c215W
53. Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to ban speed trials on motorways by professional motor-racing organisations.

58. Mr. Wade

asked the Minister of Transport what representations he has received on the subject of using the M.1 for the testing of cars intended for racing; and what action he has taken.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

We have received no representations on this subject, although there has been a good deal of comment in the Press and elsewhere. My right hon. Friend met the President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and was given the assurances referred to in the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Yardley (Mr. Cleaver) on 19th June. We do not consider that special legislation is necessary.