§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what is the reason that a considerable number of applications from local authorities for fixing a speed limit under the Motor-Car Act have remained in abeyance.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The circumstances vary in the several cases which the Local Government Board regard as being in abeyance, but, speaking generally, they are eases in which, although the application has not been withdrawn, the local authority, after having been asked for further information in connection with their application or for their observations in reply to objections received, have let the matter rest. 706 I am not in possession of their reasons for adopting this course.