HC Deb 19 March 1913 vol 50 c1048

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether there is, in the opinion of the Dublin police authorities, any greater trespass for the showing of goods by the traders of Great Britain Street, Dublin, than hitherto; if not, why are prosecutions now pending; is he aware that the residents of the street regard the prosecutions as infringing their rights as traders and ratepayers and assert that no individual who uses the pathway has ever complained to the police, and that the police have produced no witnesses to support their case, and to the general system of traders in that and adjoining streets; and whether he will, failing other means of adjustment, cause an inquiry to be held as a temporary solution pending the coming into opertaion of the Government of Ireland Bill?


There has been a growing tendency on the part of traders to utilise the footpaths for exposing goods for sale, and it is the duty of the police to prevent this whether complaints are made or not, and I see no necessity for the suggested inquiry.