HC Deb 25 October 1906 vol 163 c418

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, seeing numbers of traction engines pass through the streets of the metropolis at night, shaking the houses and disturbing the sleep of the people, he will say why the police do not prosecute the owners of such engines, seeing that Section 13 of the Locomotive Act of 186 enacts that no locomotive shall be used upon a highway as to cause a public nuisance.


It is not the practice of the police to take proceedings in the case of a nuisance of this kind. The matter is usually left to the persons aggrieved, or to their representatives, such as the be rough council, which has power to take action under the section referred to.