HC Deb 30 May 1912 vol 38 cc1568-9
Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)

asked if the Home Office has power through the Commissioner of Police to restrict the routes taken by motor omnibuses; and, if so, whether this power is exercised; and whether the Home Office corrects in reports submitted to Parliament routes proposed for new tramways by the London County Council?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. With regard to the second part, it is not the function or the practice of the Home Office to "correct" routes for new tramways proposed by the London County Council or by any other tramway authority in the Metropolitan Police district, but it is the duty of the Department, on the advice of the Commissioner of Police, who is responsible for regulating street traffic, to bring to the notice of Parliament the probable effects of the proposals on the general traffic and on the safety and convenience of the public; and this is done in the Home Office Reports.