HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1443

Select Committee appointed to inquire into the circumstances which have led to the large and increasing number of fatal accidents in the Metropolis, due to motor omnibuses and other forms of power-driven vehicles, and to make recommendations as to the measures to be taken to secure greater safety in the streets.

Mr. Allen Baker, Mr. Shirley Benn, Mr. Daniel Boyle, and Mr. Stephen Collins nominated members of the Committee.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Goldsmith be a member of the Committee."


May I say on behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford (Mr. Joynson-Hicks), who was originally named for this Committee, that he consented to join the Committee under a misapprehension as to the propriety of his doing so. On it being pointed out to him that he should not serve on the Committee, he asked me to withdraw his name, and accordingly my hon. Friend the Member for Stowmarket (Mr. Goldsmith) proposes, if the House agrees, to serve in his place.

Mr. Walter Guinness, Mr. Harris, Mr. Kellaway, Earl of Kerry, Mr. Morison, Mr. Munro, Mr. Nolan, Mr. William Thorne, Lord Alexander Thynne, and Sir George Toulmin also nominated members of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records:

Ordered, That Five be the quorum.—[Mr. McKenna.]