[ Queen's Recommendation signified.]
Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 ( Money Committees).
[Sir WILLIAM ANSTRUTHER-GRAY in the Chair]
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That, for the purposes of any Act of this Session to make further provision as to road safety and road traffic, it is expedient to authorise—
(a) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of any expenses incurred by the Minister of Transport or the Secretary of State in placing, maintaining, lighting or removing obstructions on roads; (b) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of any expenses incurred by the Minister of Transport in connection with arrangements for compiling and maintaining a register of approved driving instructors; (c) any increase attributable to the said Act in the sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament or payable into the Exchequer under any enactment relating to traffic signs, including any enactment authorising the making of grants or loans in connection with traffic signs; (d) any increase attributable to the said Act in the sums payable out of moneys provided by Parliament by way of Rate-deficiency Grant or Exchequer Equalisation Grant under the enactments relating to local government in England and Wales or in Scotland; and (e) the payment into the Exchequer of any sums received by the Minister of Transport under the said Act.—[Mr. Hay.]
I feel that this might be a convenient point at which to ask my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport to deal with driving instructors which must be a cost on the Exchequer and, therefore, I presume arises on this Money Resolution.
If I may say so, it is very astute of my hon. Friend to raise this point on the Money Resolution. The Resolution is drawn in very wide terms indeed to deal with the individual Clauses. I do not propose to deal with them in detail, but I must tell my hon. Friend, in answer to his question, that I do not think it would be appropriate or, indeed, in order for me to say that the point that he has in mind would be covered in this way by this Resolution. I am sorry.
Question put and agreed to.
Resolution to be reported.
Report to be received Tomorrow.