§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the annoyance caused to passengers by demands to inspect tickets on omnibuses, he will, by legislation or otherwise, provide that inspectors appointed for this purpose shall be required to carry and show a badge issued by the police similar to that worn by omnibus conductors and cab drivers.
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The examination of tickets seems to me to be quite reasonable, and I do not think any useful purpose would be served by ticket inspectors wearing a badge.
§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the inspection is entirely illegal, and will he take steps to prevent it?