HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 c282W
47. Mr. Proud foot

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to improve the maintenance of satisfactory standards of road safety by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

My right hon. Friend has proposed that road accident prevention should become a statutory obligation of the new county councils and the London authorities. Exemption from the county road safety rate has been withdrawn from 135 non-county boroughs and urban districts. The performance of other authorities with exemption will remain under review.