asked the Home Secretary whether any representations have been made to the Commissioner of Police by the council of the Borough of Acton, Middlesex, for the removal of street traders from Crown Street; and whether the Metropolitan Police have had occasion at any time to take action against street traders in Crown Street for nuisance or obstruction?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I am informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the Acton Borough Council have been in communication with him regarding these street traders. The matter is one between the street traders and the council, and the police, if their intervention is necessary, will be concerned only with the maintenance of order. Since August, 1919, there have been 32 prosecutions against street traders in Crown Street for obstruction, but none for nuisance.