London Traffic Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1930.

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Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

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asked the Minister of Transport when he proposes to introduce the London Traffic Bill?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am not yet in a position to add to the replies which I have already given to the right hon. Member on this subject.

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

How long is this delay to continue Would it not be much better for the hon. Member and his colleagues to fall back upon the late Government and to introduce the Conservative Bill.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I cannot give a precise answer to that question as the right hon. Gentleman spends half his time demanding the production of Bills by the Government and the other half of his time obstructing Bills that have been introduced.

Photo of Captain Sir Peter Macdonald Captain Sir Peter Macdonald , Isle of Wight

Is it in order for a Minister of the Crown to charge a Member of this House with obstruction?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

It is not regarded as an unparliamentary charge.

Sir F. HALL:

Owing to the anxiety of the Metropolitan Borough Councils, may I ask whether the hon. Member has been able to come to a decision as to giving protection to the borough councils with regard to the roads on which these omnibuses will travel?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

That has nothing whatever to do with the question on the Order Paper.

Sir F. HALL:

Surely it has a great bearing upon it.

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

The question on the Paper deals only with the London Traffic Bill.

Sir F. HALL:

With all deference, I submit that the question which I put was very relevant to the question on the Order Paper.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

May I inform the hon. and gallant Member that he is thinking of the Road Traffic Bill now before Standing Committee C and not the London Traffic Bill.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall , Lewisham East

Is it intended to produce this Bill during this Parliamentary Session?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

That is a question which I cannot answer. It should be addressed to the Leader of the House.