HC Deb 15 June 1910 vol 17 cc1308-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider the propriety of requiring the provision in the case of motor-driven vehicles of front mudguards of such a character that vehicles to which they are fitted would push in front instead of overrunning obstacles before them?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)

The question of imposing such a regulation on motor vehicles generally is one which comes within the province of the Local Government Board. But if my hon. Friend is referring to motor omnibuses licensed in the Metropolitan Police District, the answer is that the Commissioner of Police has from the outset impressed upon proprietors the importance of providing a suitable guard, and has intimated to them that when one is available certain concessions will be made as to the minimum road clearance of these vehicles. No satisfactory device, however, of the nature indicated has yet been submitted to him.


To whom should I address a question regarding taxi-cabs?


I will certainly do my best to give an answer. I will consider the point.