HC Deb 23 November 1966 vol 736 cc310-1W
92. Mr. Woof

asked the Minister of Transport how many summonses were issued for offences against the statutory requirements relating to drivers' hours and the maintenance of goods vehicles in each of the last five years; how many convictions were secured; and in how many cases licences were revoked or suspended on account of safety offences.

Mr. Swingler

The numbers of summonses and convictions for drivers' hours offences were as follows:

offences under Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations are not readily available. The total numbers of Construction and Use offence cases were:

reasons relevant under the 14th Schedule of the Road Traffic Act 1960 were as follows:

authority in each case which have been introduced to better travel conditions referred to in paragraph 65 of Command Paper No. 3057.

Mrs. Castle

With the help of the Transport Co-ordinating Council for London and its constituent Groups, action has been taken or is in hand on many schemes to better travel conditions, most of them within the responsibilities of the Greater London Council, the London Transport Board or the British Railways Board. It is impossible to list them all. Examples of work done are traffic management measures introduced to give priority for the London Transport Red Arrow service; revival under Council sponsorship of Local Transport Groups intended mainly to improve travel conditions for industrial workers; and the start of work on physical improvements designed to provide by early next year a substantial increase in capacity on the busiest section of the Southern Region of British Rail.