§ MR. CAVE (Surrey, Kingston)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Homo Department whether his attention has been called to com plaints made by the town council and inhabitants of the borough of Richmond (Surrey) of the annoyance and damage to property caused by the constant passage of heavy motor omnibuses along the Petersham Road and 86 other roads in the borough on Sundays; and whether he proposes to take any steps with a view to removing or mitigating this public nuisance.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I have received a representation from the town council of Richmond, but I fear that I have no power to comply with their application. I have no authority under any Act of Parliament to limit the number of omnibuses that pass down any street in pursuance of their ordinary trade. As the hon. Member is aware, the police are doing their utmost to deal with those motor omnibuses which cause a nuisance by noise or smoke.