§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that an automobilist, when travelling between twelve and fourteen miles an hour, was stopped recently by the police, who swore he was going forty-three miles an hour; and whether he will ascertain how such a discrepancy arose.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent,) St. Augustine's
The question refers to a case quoted by the hon. Member for the Ormskirk Division of Lancashire in the debate which took place on the 1st of this month† on the Local Government Board Estimates. The report of that debate does not show where the incident took place or what† See (4) Debates, cxlvii, 474.257 was the police force concerned. The hon. Member for the Ormskirk Division has, however, kindly furnished me with this information, and I am now making the inquiry suggested.
§ * MR. SOARES
And at the same time will the right hon. Gentleman inquire into the case in which Mr. Lane imposed a fine of only 20s. on a man who drove a 50 h.p. motor at the rate of twenty-eight miles an hour through Kensington.