HC Deb 09 July 1906 vol 160 c514

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the inquest and verdict at Hammersmith upon Frederick Barnard, who was killed by a vehicle at Beadon Hill; will he say what was the ago of the deceased and whether he was in the act of collecting tram and 'bus tickets; and will he say how many serious accidents and deaths have been brought about by this advertising device since its inception; and whether the Government will take the necessary stops to put an end to this dangerous form of advertising.


Frederick Barnard, a child of four years, was killed at Hammersmith by a vehicle while picking up tram tickets in the roadway. Two fatal, accidents and seven resulting in personal injury have to the knowledge of the police boon brought about by this cause within the Metropolitan Police District. The question of the legality of these advertisements is now under consideration and will, it is hoped, be decided at an early date on a case stated by a magistrate.