HC Deb 19 October 1908 vol 194 cc704-5
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the statements made at a meeting of the Guildford District Council to the effect that the Local Government Board put every block in the way of getting a speed limit for motors in villages; whether the same district council supported the action of the Send and Ripley parishes for the fixing of a speed-limit in those villages; and what action he has taken in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I have seen a newspaper report of the proceedings of the Guildford Rural District Council at which the statements referred to were made. It appears that the Surrey County Council have had before them a number of applications from various parts of the county for the imposition of low speed-limits for motor cars. Three of these proposals they have put forward to the Local Government Board, and I have directed local inquiry upon them. None of these proposals relate to the parishes of Send or Ripley.


To ask the President of the Local Government Board what action has been taken by him with regard to the application made by the Middlesex County Council and the Staines Rural District Council for the fixing of a ten-mile speed-limit for motor cars in a certain part of the parish of Shepperton.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) An inquiry has been held with reference to the application, and the Board have informed the Middlesex County Council that they have decided to comply with it. The order will be issued as soon as the notices indicating the reduced speed-limit are ready for erection.