§ Commander Kerans
asked the Minister of Transport when the Highway Code booklet was last revised; how often it has been reprinted in the last 12 years; when the next edition is to be printed; and whether he will include an 166W instruction on the front page of the next edition that the booklet should be kept in the motorist's car.
§ Mr. Marples
The last revision of the Highway Code was approved by Parliament in July 1959. The only other revision made in the last 12 years was that approved by Parliament in November 1954, Consultations on a fresh revision will start shortly but it is unlikely that it will be submitted to Parliament for approval before 1965. The Highway Code is a manual for all road users, not only for motorists, but I will consider the suggestion that the front page should advise motorists to keep the book in the car.