Transport

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1954.

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Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire 12:00 am, 12th May 1954

As I indicated in reply to a Question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Norfolk, Central (Brigadier Medlicott) on 28th October, 1953, the expenditure involved in setting up and manning compulsory testing stations could not be contemplated at the present time, but I am exploring the possibility of preliminary experiments on a local and voluntary basis.

Photo of Mr Graham Page Mr Graham Page , Crosby

Has my right hon. Friend observed the remarks of a learned High Court judge on this subject, and will he refer the matter to his Road Safety Committee for consideration?

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

It is always open to the Road Safety Committee to raise any matter they choose, but, to increase the premium on all motorists so that they should be made liable for accidents, even when they have no responsibility for them whatever, would be extremely unfair.