HC Deb 16 June 1864 vol 175 c1836

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What are the difficulties in the way of carrying into effect the City Traffic Regulation, Act of last Session, and whether any steps have been taken for their removal?


replied that, on looking through these regulations, which were numerous, a doubt arose whether some of them were not beyond the powers conferred by the Act of Parliament, and they were, therefore, referred to the Law Officers of the Crown for their opinion. They gave their opinion that several of the regulations were beyond the powers of the Act. He (Sir George Grey) thereupon returned the regulations to the authorities of the City, with a Copy of the Opinions of the Law Officers, that they might see to which of the regulations the objection applied. That was done on the 25th of April, 1864, and he had not received any further communication from the City authorities on the subject.