Pedal Cyclists.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 1st May 1935.

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Photo of Mr Lionel Beaumont-Thomas Mr Lionel Beaumont-Thomas , Birmingham King's Norton

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has discussed with representatives of the Cyclists Touring Club and the National Cyclists Union the measures he has taken, or those which he has in mind, for ensuring greater safety on the roads to all road users?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

I consulted with these bodies before making the Regulations

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend particulars of exports of all United Kingdom goods to the British Empire, excluding the Dominions and India, during the years 1930 to 1934, and of the exports to those destinations of articles classed as wholly or mainly manufactured during the years 1930 to 1933. The corresponding information regarding exports of United Kingdom manufactures during the year 1934 is not yet available.

Photo of Mr Maurice Petherick Mr Maurice Petherick , Penryn and Falmouth

Does the statement contain information in terms of volume as well as of value?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

The information I have supplied is in terms of value.

Captain MACDONALD:

Can we have the figures now?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

"Circulate them."] If hon. Members wish it, I will circulate them.

Following are the particulars:

with respect to the exhibition of white surfaces on cycles. With regard to the experimental tracks for cyclists, I have been made aware of their views on this subject.

Photo of Mr Lionel Beaumont-Thomas Mr Lionel Beaumont-Thomas , Birmingham King's Norton

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider increasing on the Transport Advisory Council the representation of recognised cyclists' associations?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

The constitution of the council provides for one representative of pedal cyclists.

Photo of Mr Fielding West Mr Fielding West , Hammersmith North

Seeing that cyclists are so very numerous in this country, does not the hon. Gentleman think they ought to have more representation on the committee?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

Parliament determined the balance of representation on the committee, and I think the views of cyclists can be well expressed by the present representative.