HC Deb 05 July 1904 vol 137 c645
MR. SCOTT-MONTAGU (Hampshire, New Forest)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, if steps are taken to enforce the ten-mile limit for motor-cars in the Mall and elsewhere in the Parks, the police will equally be instructed to prosecute all drivers of horse-drawn vehiclesexceeding that speed.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

The reply is in the negative, as the First Commissioner has already the power, under the Parks Regulation Act of 1872, to limit the speed of carriages to ten miles an hour or to any such speed as may be considered necessary to protect the public from annoyance. The First Commissioner has always taken steps to secure that traffic shall be regulated so as to preserve the enjoyment of the Parks for all classes of the public.


Does the noble Lord not think it desirable to treat all classes of traffic on the same basis?


That is precisely what we propose to do.