HC Deb 09 June 1904 vol 135 cc1225-6

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, if he can now state what steps have been taken to check furious driving of motor machines in the parks and roadways under his control.

LORD BALCARRES () Lancashire, Chorley

Under the new regulations the speed of motor-cars on the roadways referred to is limited to ten miles an hour. The road north of the Serpentine is closed to motorists.

Dr. FARQUHARSON () Aberdeenshire, W.

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Chorley. as representing the First Com- missioner of Works, whether the attention of his Department has been directed to the invasion of Hyde Park by motor cars, which dash wildly along, interfering with the convenience and safety of those who use the crowded thoroughfare, and impairing the quality of the air by dust and the fumes of petroleum; and whether, by prohibition or restriction, he can protect the public from the growing nuisance.


The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. Under the new rules the speed of motorcars in Hyde Park is limited to ten miles an hour, and the First Commissioner hopes that this may prove sufficient to protect the public from the nuisance of which the hon. Member complains.