§ MR. HULSE (Salisbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to an article in the Daily News of Monday, 16th February, in which it is stated, upon the authority of New Scotland Yard, that no fewer than 5,330 persons were run over in the Metropolis during the year 1889, and that the principal cause is owing to—Drivers who sit inside covered vehicles, where they are unable to see anything but what is just in front of them, and the horses are driven with a simple snaffle bridle that affords no command over the horse, and they cannot, therefore, be pulled up quickly;and whether he can propose some improvement whereby greater safety in the London streets may be assured, and with a view to reducing the number of accidents from over 5,000 per annum?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. STUART WORTLEY, Sheffield, Hallam)
The Home Secretary has not seen the article in question, and does not know 1348 on what authority it was written. I must refer my hon. Friend to the answer which was given on this subject on the 10th inst., in which the Home Secretary stated that the whole matter was now engaging the attention of the Chief Commissioner.