HC Deb 29 January 1929 vol 224 cc751-2
26. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Minister of Transport whether by now he has given serious consideration to the danger of wire hawsers being stretched across a main road for the purpose of hauling timber; and whether he will issue regulations to prevent this very dangerous practice?

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

I have been asked to reply. I have had this matter under consideration in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, and have suggested to Chief Constables throughout the country that they should take the necessary steps to prevent obstruction of the highway by this dangerous practice.