HC Deb 11 May 1905 vol 146 c50
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will, in considering the question of the desirability of limiting the speed of motor-cars in London streets, recognise the importance of Clause 9 of the Motor Act giving certain powers to the local authorities, and the fact that Clause 1 of the Act did not alter the Common Law of the land.


The limitation of the speed of motor-cars in London streets does not come within my jurisdiction, but, as I have already explained, within that of the Local Government Board on application made by the local authorities. Due weight will no doubt be given to the considerations to which the hon. Member refers; and I may remind the hon. Member that the Motor-Car Act is a temporary one, and will come before Parliament for renewal or review next session.