HC Deb 08 May 1929 vol 227 c2180
27. Mr. MARCH

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long a tradesman can leave his vehicle outside his shop in a market street for loading or unloading, or doing neither, before contravening the regulations of the Metropolitan Police?

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

The time for which such a vehicle may be left standing is, under Section 54 (6) of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1839, limited to the time necessary for loading or unloading. This clearly must depend upon the circumstances of each particular case.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this vehicle stands outside this shop in this street for three or four hours at a stretch, being an inconvenience and a nuisance to other tradespeople, and when the police are approached they say they have no power to interfere?


The hon. Member's question says nothing about "this vehicle" or "this street," and I have not the slightest idea to what vehicle or to what street he is referring.


You may depend it is a vehicle in connection with the gentleman's trade, and you may depend it is a market street, as I have mentioned, and there is not much difficulty in finding out in Poplar the market street and the vehicle.