HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 c2301
2. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any special instructions have been issued to the police in the Metropolitan district with reference to the by-law which has been in force since the 12th March, 1914, with regard to slow-moving traffic keeping near the kerb; and can he give particulars?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

The matter is dealt with in the General Orders of the Force, and further instructions have been given by way of memoranda. I will send the hon. Member a copy of one of the memoranda which deals with the subject in some detail.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it would greatly facilitate traffic if this by-law were strongly adhered to?


I think it would, but, of course, the hon. Member must understand that the police must exercise those powers with reason, having regard to the traffic of the locality; and the orders in the memorandum are that it is desirable to keep slow-running traffic to the side.