HC Deb 17 June 1886 vol 306 cc1705-6
MR. MENZIES (Perthshire, E.)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he is aware that there is now a great want of uniformity in the bye-laws of the different counties in Scotland applicable to bycicals and tricycles; and, whether he will introduce a Bill making the Secretary for Scotland the approving authority in the case of those bye-laws instead of the sheriff of each county.

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)&c.) (Clackmannan,

, in reply, said, he was aware that numerous complaints had been made on the subject of the diversity of the bye-laws in different counties in Scotland, causing great inconvenience to those who used bicycles and tricycles. The Secretary for Scotland and he had been considering this matter, and they thought there might be greater uniformity, and that with a view to bringing about that uniformity, instead of the bye-laws being submitted to the Sheriffs, they thought they might be put into the hands of the Secretary for Scotland. They would consider whether this matter should be dealt with by a separate Bill, or whether it should be dealt with in a measure comprehending various amendments on the Roads and Bridges Act of 1878.