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Road Signs Committee

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 5 May 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is satisfied that the road transport industry is adequately represented on the Road Signs Committee; and which of the members represent the particular needs of the passenger service vehicle operators and the "C" licence holders?

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport
(Mr. Noel-Baker)

Yes, Sir, I think that all those who use the roads are adequately represented on the Road Signs Committee. If any organisations of interests affected which are not directly represented should desire to give evidence to the Committee, the Chairman will be glad to arrange for them to do co.

Is my hon. Friend aware that 59 per cent. of this Committee is composed of Civil Service and municipal authorities and that the peculiar services that are rendered by "C" licence holders and passenger services are entirely unrepresented on this important Committee?

I do not think it can be said that they are entirely unrepresented. The services to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers are represented in considerable measure by some of the public officers who are on the Committee and also by the representatives of the Transport and General Workers Union.

Would my hon. Friend inform me which of these representatives represent "C" licence holders and passenger services?

I have said that some of the public officers and the spokesmen of the Transport and General Workers Union can rightly be said to represent those interests.