§ MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to any inventions for recording the speed of motor-cars and for automatically shutting off the engine and applying the brake at a given speed; and whether he will cause an examination to be made of any such apparatus submitted to him with a view to determining whether it is likely to prove suitable for compulsory use.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
Several such inventions have been submitted to the police authorities at New Scotland Yard, and have been examined by them, but my authority only extends to licensed public carriages in the Metropolis; and if the hon. Member's Question refers as I understand it to do, to motor-cars generally throughout the country, he should address it to my right hon. friend the President of the Local Government Board.