HC Deb 13 July 1938 vol 338 c1324
68. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the serious congestion of traffic in some of the London streets during certain hours of the day, he will consider making regulations excluding horse-drawn vehicles using the narrow streets during busy hours?

Mr. Burgin

I am not satisfied that at the present time it is desirable in the general public interest to extend these restrictions as suggested by the hon. Member. Regulations are already in force restricting the use of certain important streets by horse-drawn and other slow-moving vehicles.

Mr. Day

Has the Minister received reports from other leading cities where this experiment has been tried?

Mr. Burgin

No, I have not.

Mr. E. Smith

In view of the fact that many poor people obtain their livelihood from the services of horses and other animals, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman not to entertain a suggestion of this character?