Regulations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 9th July 1935.

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Photo of Mr William McKeag Mr William McKeag , City of Durham

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asked the Minister of Transport the actual number of Regulations of all kinds which have been issued by the Ministry of Transport since 1st July, 1930, giving separately the actual number (stated consecutively) of Regulations issued under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, the Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933, and the Road Traffic Act, 1934?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

During the five years since July, 1930, 2,907 sealed Regulations and Orders have been issued by my Department under the various Acts relating to railways, roads and other forms of transport, and to electricity. Of the total 100 have been made under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, 13 under the Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933, and 22 under the Road Traffic Act, 1934.

Photo of Mr James Guy Mr James Guy , Edinburgh Central

Is it not high time that these Regulations were codified?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

This Department deals with a variety of subjects which are constantly changing, and therefore the Regulations have to be changed to meet the circumstances.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte , Tiverton

Is it not time that the Department was done away with altogether?

Photo of Mr William McKeag Mr William McKeag , City of Durham

Would it not be possible for the Department to codify the Regulations in regard to specific subjects, at any rate?