HC Deb 24 June 1903 vol 124 c374

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, having regard to the difficulties imposed upon the Metropolitan Police in the regulation of traffic by the action of the County Council and borough authorities, as well as the telegraph, telephone, gas, water, and hydraulic power engineers, in taking up the most frequented streets at this time of the year, he can provide that the work shall be done at night, as in Paris, Berlin, and New York.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I have no power to adopt this suggestion, and I can only repeat that the matter is one which the Royal Commission on London Traffic will, no doubt, take into consideration.