HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 cc410-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that on Saturday last two cyclists were charged at Stratford, Essex, with riding at Buckhurst Hill at between sixteen and eighteen miles an hour and fined 10s. and 10s. 6d. costs each; and, in view of the fact that the police constable in his efforts to stop the cyclists was shown to have committed a technical assault and fined 10s. and 12s. costs, will he consider the expediency of arranging for the compulsory registration and numbering of cycles, so that the number being conspicuous the necessity for the sudden stoppage of a cyclist may be obviated.


The expediency of registering and numbering cycles has frequently been considered, but there are great practical difficulties in the way, and it is very doubtful whether the result contemplated by the hon. Member could be attained by such means.