HC Deb 12 July 1904 vol 137 c1350
DR. THOMPSON (Monaghan, N.)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland if he is aware of the obstruction to traffic in the main street of the town of Omagh caused by the exhibition of dangerous and unprotected farming machines and implements: is he aware that the street is blocked to a distance of fifteen feet from the pathway with these implements; and, if so, will he explain why, although frequent complaints have been made to the police, this public danger not only remains unabated but is daily growing more serious.

(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) The Towns Improvement Act of 1854 has been adopted in Omagh, and offences of the character mentioned are prosecuted by the town commissioners. The police have reported all cases of obstruction of the thoroughfares to the commissioners, but the latter have declined to institute proceedings. I am considering the question of directing the police, under the circumstances, to take proceedings under the 92nd Section of the Act.