§ Mr. WATT
asked the Lord Advocate whether the Local Government Board for Scotland has power to enforce the ten-mile limit for motor-cars in burghs where the local authority does not take action; and, if so, will he say why action has not 1056 been taken with reference to the burgh of Partick and the western parts of the city of Glasgow?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for SCOTLAND (Mr. W. Hunter)
The central authority for Scotland under the Motor Car Act is not the Local Government Board, but is the Secretary for Scotland, who, under Section 9 of the Act, has a discretionary power as to the imposition of a ten-mile limit in the event of an application to that effect being made by the local authority, but not otherwise.
§ Mr. W. HUNTER
The Return of Street Accidents caused by vehicles during the year 1909 (House of Commons Return No. 209 of last year) contains classified statistics for the various districts, including Glasgow and Partick, and afford material for the comparison which my hon. Friend desires for the year 1909. A similar return for the year 1910 is in course of preparation.