§ 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 Exemption from the county road safety rate has been withdrawn from 135 non-county boroughs and urban districts.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.