HC Deb 25 June 1980 vol 987 cc231-2W
Mr. Steen

asked the Minister of Transport what resources are still required to bring into force those subsections other than subsections (1) and (2) of section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 1974; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I am writing to my hon. Friend explaining that the preparing of the necessary regulations and other provisions would make heavy demands on manpower. I could not justify the recruiting of extra civil servants or the diversion of staff from other duties to carry out this work at the present time.