§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Minister of Transport whether a time limit can be given on certain streets after the expiration of which all horse traffic will be prohibited during the working hours of the day; and whether, in the negotiations with the shopkeepers who conduct business on the Bond Street highway, he will point out to them the danger to pedestrians through the inequalities of the privately-owned parts of the pavement outside many of their shops and request them to level these to the regular pavement for the convenience and safety of their customers?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The question of the exclusion of all horse-drawn traffic during808W the working hours of the day from certain streets in London has been considered upon more than one occasion, but having regard to existing requirements of trade and the conditions under which certain forms of traffic are operated, I do not think such a proposal is practicable, at any rate at the present time. As regards the second part of the question, relating the alleged unevenness of the footways in Bond Street, this is a matter for the Westminster City Council, who are the highway authority, and to whom I am sending a copy of my hon. and gallant Friend's question and of my reply.