MR. T. DAVIS
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the accident to a motor omnibus on Sunday last, when many people were seriously and some dangerously injured; is he aware that lives are daily sacrificed owing to careless driving and imperfect mechanism of the motor omnibuses which run in the London streets; and whether he proposes to take measures to put a stop to this unnecessary sacrifice of human life and limb.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE, Leeds, W.)
Inquiry is being made into the cause of this accident; but I may say that the omnibus in question is reported to have been well constructed and the driver has the reputation of being skilled and careful. The number of fatal accidents from motor-omnibuses is not so great as the hon. Member suggests. In the last three months (April to June) seven such accidents occurred. Everything that is possible is being done by the companies to devise means of preventing skidding.
§ MR. MARKHAM (Nottinghamshire, Mansfield)
asked the Prime Minister if he was aware that when the Motor Act was brought in the Minister in charge stated that it was only a temporary measure. Was it proposed to introduce further legislation?