§ MR. CAWLEY (Lancashire, Prestwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will state how many local authorities have applied for power to fix a speed 922 limit for motor-cars within their areas; and how many of those applications have been granted.
MR. GRANT LAWSON
The Local Government Board have received applications under Sections 8 and 9 of the Motor-Oar Act, 1903, from forty-five local authorities. Seventeen of these applications have been withdrawn and several more are in abeyance. In twelve cases local inquiries have been held by inspectors of the Board, and in two instances orders have been issued, limiting the speed to five miles an hour as respects part of a highway on which ordinary motor-car traffic would in the opinion of the Board be especially dangerous.
MR. CATHOART WASON
May I put my Question here as to the circular issued by the Local Government Board?