§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Local Government Board, if he will state how many local authorities have made application for the regulation of motor traffic within their district; how many inquiries have been made by the Local Government Board; how many applications agreed to; and how many refused.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
Since the Motor Car Act, 1903, was passed, 73 applications for the imposition of speed limits have been received by the Local Government Board from 55 local authorities. Twenty-four local inquiries have been held. Regulations have been issued in ten cases and promised in one other; 14 applications have been refused; 44 have been withdrawn or allowed to lapse by the local authority, and four are still under consideration.