HC Deb 24 June 1907 vol 176 c854
MR. C. H. CORBETT (Sussex, East Grinstead)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Southern Motor Club will hold a hill-climbing competition on Captain Kydd's Hill in Sussex on Saturday next; whether any steps are being taken to prohibit such competitions on a public thoroughfare or to lay down special conditions under which they may be held; and, if no such steps are being taken, whether he will consider the desirability of introducing legislation to prevent competitions between motors on the public roads.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The Chief Constable of East Sussex has been in correspondence with the Southern Motor Club respecting this competition, and has warned them that if there is any obstruction on the highway, or if the speed limit is in any case exceeded, proceedings will be taken against the offenders. Assurances have been given that there shall be no breach of the law