§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Transport whether clubs catering solely for historical vehicles will be exempt from controls proposed in the Report of the Motor Rallies Committee.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
If the events promoted by these clubs are competitions or trials involving the use of motor vehicles on the public highway, they fall to be regulated under Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1962. I do not consider that there is any difference in principle between competitions or trials involving historic vehicles and those involving others. Both could be a hazard and a 233W nuisance to other road users and local residents. For this reason I do not think it would be right to exempt competitions or trials promoted by clubs catering solely for historic vehicles from the proposed system of control.