asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that drivers of motor cars in London not infrequently make use of syrens, whistles, and motor 2049 horns described as of high and penetrating tone and as thoroughly efficient road-clearers; and whether he will give instructions to the police to take steps to prohibit the use of such syrens in London, especially during the hours commonly devoted to sleep?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The method of signalling the approach of motor cars is at present the subject of a statutory enactment which makes it difficult to make specific regulations on the subject. The point will, however, be borne in mind in connection with any alteration of the law.