SIR GEORGE LEWIS
in reply, read the explanation furnished to him by the Chief Commissioner of Police on the subject, which stated that the regulations to prevent obstructions at Hyde Park Corner were printed in July, 1858, and that they directed that no omnibus or cab should stop on the north side of the road between St. George's Hospital and Hamilton Place. By an order of June 17 in the present year the order was so far relaxed as to allow cabs to stop to set down or to take up fares in front of the railings of Apsley House. It was necessary to enforce that regulation to order to prevent obstructions to the traffic at that point, and consequently accidents. Similar regulations were made at Cumberland Gate and other crowded parts of the metropolis. There was no intention whatever to interfere with the convenience of individuals, but the regulations in question were adopted for the general advantage and security of the public.