HC Deb 21 May 1931 vol 252 cc2179-80
61. Mr. MILLS

asked the Minister of Transport whether, before issuing any further regulation prohibiting horse-drawn traffic in certain areas of London, he will consult all the trades dependent on this industry with regard to any such restriction on their usage?

63. Mr. W. B. TAYLOR

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now received the report of the London Traffic Advisory Committee with regard to the representations made by various bodies in connection with the restrictions on horse-drawn vehicles proposed in the draft Oxford Street regulations; and whether he can give an undertaking that modifications, satisfactory to all interested parties, will be made before these regulations are brought into force?


I am informed that the London Traffic Advisory Committee have recently had a meeting with representatives of the National Horse Association and of a number of other organisations concerned with horse-drawn traffic. My right hon. Friend will receive in due course a report from the committee on the representations made by these bodies among other representations and objections which have been received in respect of the proposed London Traffic (Oxford Street) Regulations. It may not be possible to meet the wishes of all interested parties, but every consideration will be given to their representations.


Will the hon. Member take into consideration the unfairness of slow-moving traffic holding up the whole of the traffic?


All such considerations are taken into account by my right hon. Friend.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a general slowing up of traffic would be to the well-being of the general public?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that horses stop traffic altogether in some streets?