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Reflectors (Supplies)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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72.

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware that motorists in County Durham are unable to purchase reflectors for their motor cars; and whether he will suspend the operation of his regulations until these reflectors are readily obtainable.

I understand that heavy last minute demands caused a shortage of supplies in this area at the end of September, but that the principal manufacturers have since been able to satisfy all orders placed with them. I have no authority to alter the operative date fixed by Parliament for the obligation to carry reflectors.