asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of his letters to magistrates exhorting them to enforce the speed limit by penalties, he can state whether he has sent any letter in the last four years to magistrates in general calling their attention to the need for enforcing the ordinary laws as regards motorists; and when such communication was issued?
Yes, Sir. A circular was issued on 22nd January, 1934, inviting the views of magistrates as to the desirability of extending the power to suspend driving licences; and another circular was issued on 28th September drawing attention to some of the new provisions contained in the Road Traffic Act, 1934. I am sending my hon. Friend copies of these circulars.