§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the First Commissioner of Works, If his attention has been called to the danger to pedestrians which the new improvements at Hyde Park Corner have brought about; whether it is a fact that two men have been run over opposite Constitution Hill in the course of last week; whether cabs are at present permitted to drive fast down the Hill; whether his attention has been called to the fact that the existing refuge is erected in a place where it is scarcely needed; and, whether he will got one or two supplementary refuges erected, and order that special directions be given to the policemen on duty to prevent fast driving?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER (Mr. PLUNKET) (Dublin University)
, in reply, said, that since he saw the hon. Member's Question on the Paper, he had communicated on the subject with the police authorities, and had been informed by them that they knew of only one such accident as was mentioned in the Question having occurred; that in that case a man was knocked down by a hackney carriage; that he was not seriously injured; and that he did not attach blame to anyone. The question of providing additional refuges for the new streets at Hyde Park Corner had been raised for the first time, so far as he knew, by the Question of the hon. Member; but he should, of course, carefully consider his suggestion.