HC Deb 21 July 1904 vol 138 cc747-8

(Stoke-upon-Trent): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the inconvenience that is caused by locomotives, with heavy trains of wagons attached to them, being driven in the streets of the Metropolis; and whether he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to protect the public from the dangers arising from this class of traffic.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I understand that my right hon. friend has received complaints on this subject, but as the matter is one which may be dealt with by by-laws under Section 6 (1) of The Locomotives Act, 1898, and such by-laws have to be confirmed by the Local Government Board, he has asked me to reply to the Question. A series of by-laws under the enactment referred to has been made by the Corporation of the City of London, and is in force in the City. By-laws for the rest of London would be made by the London County Council. A. series has been prepared, and I some time since informed the County Council that, subject to any objections which might be raised when the by-laws had been advertised, I was prepared to confirm them. The by-laws are, I believe, still under the consideration of the County Council.