§ 32. Mr. DENMAN
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware how rarely it is possible to motor in the Royal Parks at 20 miles an hour without being passed by cars doing 30 to 40 miles an hour; and whether he will take steps to see that reasonable regard is paid to the legal speed limit?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
I am aware, of course, that the speed limit in the Royal Parks is not universally observed, but the efforts which the police are making to secure the enforcement of the regulations are indicated by the fact that 2,400 convictions under the speed limit regulations were secured in the central parks during 1933, and that there were cautions to the number of 1,600.
§ Mr. DENMAN
Is my right hon. Friend aware that, in spite of that fact, the neglect of the speed limit is continuous, and is he aware that in many cases the parks are depreciated by this excessive speeding?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
We all know that the enforcement of the speed limit in any circumstances is a matter of great difficulty. Where we do endeavour strictly to enforce the speed limit in the Royal Parks is at crossings, particularly at those crossings which are dangerous to children, in Regent's Park and elsewhere, 751 and I am glad to say that the result of enforcing it at those points has been a welcome decrease in the number of accidents.