This body is not muzzled at all. It is still free to make its views known to me on the subjects with which it is dealing. What we have sought to do in this context—and I am glad to say that Sir Alfred Owen recognises the strength of this argument and has willingly agreed to continue to serve as Vice-Chairman—is to give a professional and scientific direction to the road safety work of the country through the development of my own Department's activities. We will seek the advice of the Council as the advice of laymen whom we want to express a view on our policy.
The National Road Safety Advisory Council is composed of the following twenty members: