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Motor Cars (Safety Glass)

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the Home Secretary the nature of the action being taken by the Metropolitan police to give effect to the regulation requiring motor cars to be fitted with safety glass; and whether cars are being stopped on the road for the purpose of ascertaining whether the regulation has been observed?

There is no provision in the regulations requiring safety glass fitted to windscreens of motor cars to be marked as such, and it is not possible therefore for the police by inspection to determine whether or not the regulation is being complied with. Police action is accordingly confined to cases where a breach of the regulation comes to their notice, usually when an accident has occurred and the windscreen has been broken. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.

Is the 48 hours' week in factories for young people an integral part of the Government's physical development scheme?