HC Deb 06 July 1926 vol 197 c1855

asked the Secretary for Scotland how many times the police set traps on the road to catch omnibus drivers on the Hamilton and Glasgow side of Uddingston, and the amount of money paid by the drivers in fines during the month of June?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

I am not in a position to give the hon. Member the information asked for in the first part of his question. The fines imposed on omnibus drivers during the month of June, for the offence of exceeding the speed limit on the roads between Uddingston Cross and Hamilton and between Uddingston Cross and Glasgow, in the Lanarkshire Police District amounted to £61. Proceedings in other Lanarkshire cases are pending. In Glasgow, during the month of June, there were seven convictions in respect of similar offences committed in April by drivers of omnibuses on routes passing Uddingston, but I have not information at present as to the total amount of fines imposed in these cases. Proceedings are pending in respect of other offences committed in Glasgow during June.


Cannot the policemen find some other work to do, instead of being continually engaged in setting traps to catch people who are trying to earn a livelihood in this way?


I must demur to the expression "traps." The duty of the police is to supervise the traffic on the roads generally.