HC Deb 01 May 1913 vol 52 cc1398-9W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been given to the police with reference to the enforcement of the new regulations as to the carrying of efficient silencers by motor cycles; and if his attention has been directed to the fact that since the new regulations have become law a very considerable proportion of motor cyclists have neglected to comply with them?


The Order of the Local Government Board, which came into force on 1st April last, has been communicated to all ranks of the Metropolitan police, with an explanatory memorandum; and they will endeavour to enforce it so far as this can be done by persons not possessing technical knowledge. I propose to address a circular on the subject to police forces in England and Wales, and possibly also to communicate with the leading automobile associations.