HC Deb 13 January 1913 vol 46 cc1699-700W

asked the President of the Local Government Board, with reference to the inquiry respecting the speed of motor cars in Streatham, held by order of the Local Government Board at the County Hall, Spring Gardens, on the 16th October last, whether he is aware that, since such inquiry was held, and the Commissioner appointed for the purpose made his report to the Local Government Board, new circumstances have arisen in connection with the motor traffic by the running of two separate lines of motor omnibuses through the proposed scheduled area in Streatham; and whether he will reconsider his decision and grant the tenmile speed limit in the area in question?


I understand that since my decision in this case was given two lines of motor omnibuses have commenced to run over portions of the roads in question. Should the London County Council consider that the circumstances have so altered as to render it desirable that they should make a further application for the imposition of a speed limit with a view to the safety of the public, I should be prepared to give the matter my careful consideration.