Road Humps

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:45 pm on 28th July 1981.

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Lords amendment: No. 63, in page 81, line 32, at end insert— (5) In this paragraph and in paragraphs 8 and 9(1) below, and without prejudice to paragraph 9(2) below, the expression "highway" includes any road over which the public have a right of way.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this we may take Lords amendments Nos. 64 to 67.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The amendments deal with the extremely important matter of road humps in Scotland. They make it clear that the power to provide road humps in Scotland will be the same as the power to provide road humps in England and Wales. It will extend not only to the highways that are publicly maintained but to what are known as private streets—that is, any road upon which there is a public right of way.

I am sure that people will sleep more quietly in Scotland now that this important change is to be made if the House agrees with the Lords in the amendments.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 64 to 67 agreed to.