HC Deb 22 July 1908 vol 193 cc89-90
SIR JOHN BENN (Devonport)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been directed to the accidents in the Mile End Road, London, consequent on the installation by the London County Council of a route of electric tramways on the stud system; whether this line was inspected by his Department, and is he aware that the London County Council propose to extend this system to other parts of London; and whether the Board of Trade can take steps to protect the metropolis from the dangers of such extension.


I am aware that some accidents have occurred on the tramway in question which was inspected on behalf of the Board of Trade before being opened experimentally for traffic. I have no knowledge of any intention on the part of the London County Council to extend the use of the stud system to other parts of London, and no such extension could be carried out without the consent of the Board of Trade.