HC Deb 10 June 1907 vol 175 cc1048-9
MR. CHIOZZA MONEY (Paddington, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been directed to the loss and inconvenience which has been sustained on omnibus routes in Paddington through the traffic of improperly constructed vehicles; and if he can give any assurance that more stringent regulations for motor omnibuses will be enforced in respect of such points as noise, vibration, and emission of vapour.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The regulations under which motor omnibuses are licensed were considered and approved by a Select Committee of the House of Commons, and are being strictly enforced. Unduly noisy omni buses are warned off the streets. In some places, the state of the roadway is responsible for most of the vibration and for some of the noise of these vehicles. At the same time every effort is constantly being made to improve matters, and in the opinion of the Commissioner of Police a marked improvement has been effected.

Ship. Programme. Date laid down. Date completed. Time occupied in building.
Yrs. Months.
Gneisenau 1904–5 June 1904 (Launched 14th June 1906) Not yet completed.
Scharnhorst 1905–6 May 1905 (Launched 22nd March 1906)
Roon 1902–3 1st August 1902 October 1905 3 2
Yorek 1903–4 25th April 1903 November 1905 2 7