HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 cc1502-3
60. Captain T. J. O'CONNOR

asked the Home Secretary upon how many occasions have prosecutions been instituted against the drivers of newspaper delivery vans for exceeding the speed limit or driving to the public danger along the Victoria Embankment during the year ending 31st December, 1924; and the corresponding figures for all vehicles using the embankment during that period?


To extract the particulars which the hon. and gallant. Member desires to have from the records of convictions at Scotland Yard would entail a very laborious search which I do not think would be justified by the results.


Has the right hon. Gentleman made inquiries with reference to the working of police traps on the Embankment?

Captain O'CONNOR

In view of the fact that the speed limit is frequently exceeded on the Embankment by these vehicles, which seem to pass through the police traps with impunity, can he say whether there is an entente cordiale between the newspapers and the police?


That is quite a different question, and it was not what was in my mind when I replied to the hon. and gallant Member, but I will make inquiries.

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