HC Deb 04 April 1905 vol 144 cc317-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that several drivers of hackney cars were summoned by the police for overcrowding on the occasion of the Baldoyle Races on St. Patrick's Day; will he say whether any prosecutions have been instituted against the drivers of tramway cars on the same occasion; and whether he will instruct the police to deal in an equal manner with all offenders who may overcrowd their vehicles.


No prosecutions have been instituted for the overcrowding either of hackney cars or of tramway cars on the occasion mentioned. The police deal impartially with all offences against the law, and no instructions are required of the nature suggested in the Question.