HC Deb 30 June 1903 vol 124 c915
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has received any further communication from the London County Council respecting the proposed by-law in relation to vehicles, or if he is aware that the London County Council has not seen its way to arrange the suggested conference between the parties interested; and if he will now receive a deputation on the subject or take steps to bring about a conference between the responsible officers of the council and those concerned.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I have received a letter from the London County Council, in which it is stated that the Council do not think that any useful purpose would be served by the suggested conference. The same letter, however, contains an explanation of the intention of the proposed by-law, which leads me to hope that its terms can be so modified as to carry out the intention, and at the same time meet the objections which have been taken to it. I am about to communicate with the railway companies and other van owners on the subject.