§ 24. Mr. CHALMERS
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the interests of humanity and of London traffic, he intends to take steps to secure the removal of horse traffic from the streets?
§ Mr. PYBUS
The question of prohibiting horse-drawn traffic and other slow-moving vehicles from using the streets in London has been considered by the London Traffic Advisory Committee on more than one occasion, but, in view of the requirements of certain trades which claim that horse-transport for the delivery and collection of goods, especially for short distances, is more economical than motor transport such a proposal is not regarded as practicable at the present time.
§ Mr. CHALMERS
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the horse traffic on the roads is one of the major causes of the slowness of traffic and the obstruction which is now being experienced?
§ Major BEAUMONT THOMAS
Will the hon. Gentleman also consider the nuisance caused by prowling empty taxicabs?
§ Major THOMAS
Does the hon. Gentleman consider it necessary to have the enormous number of empty taxicabs prowling about the streets?