HC Deb 30 December 1912 vol 46 cc55-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the outcry in many of the provincial large cities, including Glasgow and Manchester, on the subject of the risks and loss of lives from fast driving of motor vehicles; whether he is aware that the corporation authorities are prevented from instituting proper regulations on the question of fast driving by the fact that they themselves are proprietors of fast-driven tramcars; and whether, in the circumstances, he will appoint a Committee of Inquiry similar to that appointed for London by the Home Secretary?


My right hon. Friend has-asked me to reply to this question. Speak-for England and Wales, I do not think there is any ground for suggesting that local authorities are deterred from proposing the imposition of speed limits upon motor vehicles by the fact that the tram-. ways are in their hands. I should prefer to wait until the present Committee have reported before expressing any opinion as to the necessity of the further Committee suggested by my hon. Friend.