HC Deb 28 June 1906 vol 159 c1142

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been directed to the isolation of certain districts of the county of London from the tramway service of the London County Council owing to the use by some of the metropolitan borough councils of the right of vetoing projected tramway schemes; and whether he has or will consider the advisability of abolishing at an early date this power, and also the power to decide what form of traction shall be used.


I am fully aware of the disadvantages to the tramway service of London arising from the rights of veto possessed by the metropolitan borough councils both under Standing Orders and under the Tramways Act, but I am not at present in a position to make any further statement in the matter. With regard to the method of traction to be employed on the London County Council Tramways, the decision already rests with the Board of Trade under the London County Council Electrical Power Act, 1900.