HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c259W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what response his Department has had from interested bodies to his consultative letter in relation to amending the law so as to permit the drivers of police, fire brigade and ambulance vehicles to use their discretion to disregard traffic signs and signals; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he is yet able to state his conclusions on amending the law in relation to red lights at traffic signals so as to exclude police, fire brigade and ambulance vehicles when employed in emergency calls, and to limit the application to these vehicles of the traffic signs to which Section 14 of the Road Traffic Act, 1960, applies.

Mr. Peyton

About half the organisations consulted have so far replied. Their reactions have differed widely. Others have asked for more time to consider the issues involved.