§ 25. Mr. FELL
asked the President of the Local Government Board if there are any limits placed to the number of wagons which may be drawn by a traction engine 133 on the public roads; if his attention has been called to the fact that a train consisting of an engine and four wagons or trailers behind passed over Surrey roads on the 2nd May; and if such is allowed?
§ Mr. LONG
My attention had not been drawn to the incident referred to. I may point out, however, that by Section 3 of the Locomotives Act, 1898, and the by-laws made by the Surrey County Council under that Act, not more than three wagons, with or without a wagon solely used for carrying water, may be drawn by a locomotive, but the council are empowered to consent to a greater number being drawn in a particular case.
§ Mr. FELL
What steps would you take if you saw four wagons of the kind I saw the other day? There was a large circus going along with four wagons.
§ Mr. LONG
It would depend upon the circumstances. If I found anybody breaking the law, I should try and bring them to justice.