§ CAPTAIN ELLICE (St. Andrews Burghs)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware of the annoyance caused to ministers and their congregations in the Metropolis by the constant hooting of motor-car horns during the hours of divine service on Sundays; and whether he will take steps to protect the public from this annoyance.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
I have not received any complaints as to the-annoyance referred to. The regulation, requiring the driver of a motor-car whenever necessary by sounding his horn or bell to give warning, of the approach or position of the car is intended to secure the public safety, and it would be difficult to make exceptions to it. But I hope that motorists-generally will recognise the propriety of avoiding as far as possible the need for sounding a horn in the immediate neighbourhood of a church or chapel during the hours of divine service on Sundays.