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Vehicle (Lights).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 25th May 1922.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

63.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he is aware that since the Committee on Lights on Vehicles reported considerable improvements have recently been and are stall being made in reflectors and similar mechanical catch-light devices; and whether, before introducing any Bill amending the law on lights on road vehicles, he will further investigate the efficiency of these methods of protection as compared with the best rear lamps, which experience shows it is difficult to keep alight on certain classes of roads?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I shall be happy to instruct a technical officer to attend a demonstration of any new reflectors and similar mechanical catch-light devices which it may be desired to bring to my notice. A reply to this effect was addressed to a letter from the National Cyclists' Union, dated 30th January last, but up to the present no proposal for any such demonstration has been received from them.

Mr. THOMSON:

Arising out of that part of the answer which I did hear, may I ask if the hon. Gentleman will be willing to receive a representative deputation from the pedal cyclists on the question?