HC Deb 30 July 1924 vol 176 cc2063-4

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the serious objections raised by the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham in connection with the proposed granting of a licence by the London County Council to the Anglo-American Oil Company to establish a petrol service station on each side of the road at the rear of the King's Arms at the junction of New King's Road and High Street, Fulham, with access to and from both these roads; and whether, in view of the serious traffic danger that would be involved at an already dangerous spot if this licence was granted, he will call for a Report from the Chief Commissioner of the Police as to the suitability of the spot for such a station, with a view to relieving the London County Council of their obligation to grant such a licence?


No representations have been made to my right hon. Friend on the subject. The Commissioner of Police is aware of the circumstances of the case, but does not consider it necessary to make any representations to the London County Council on the ground of obstruction or danger to traffic. The responsibility for granting a licence is vested in the London County Council under the Petroleum Act, 1871, and my right hon. Friend is unable to interfere.