HC Deb 27 June 1878 vol 241 c324

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If he has noticed, in the "Pall Mall Gazette" of the 18th and 19th June, the account of a very serious accident to Canon Harvey from being knocked down by a bycycle; and, whether he proposes in the Highways Bill to make any provision for the protection of people from the reckless use of bycycles by compelling the use of loud bells or other effectual means?


, in reply, said, he had heard with regret of the accident to Canon Harvey. He did not propose to insert any clause in the Highways Bill on the use of bicycles on roads. He observed, however, that his hon. Friend had a Notice of an Amendment giving local authorities power to make bye-laws for regulating that species of traffic, and to that he thought there would be no objection.