HC Deb 26 March 1907 vol 171 c1647

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, seeing that omnibus companies are in precisely the same position as licensed cabs and have no legal right to demand payment of fares in advance, will he state whether he proposes to take any steps to prevent omnibus passengers being annoyed by inspectors entering the 'bus and demanding inspection of tickets.


I do not think the occasional inspection of omnibus tickets is unreasonable or that it causes annoyance. Payment in advance seems calculated to avoid delay when the passengers descend, but in any case I have no power to interfere. It must not be understood that I accept the view of the law taken by the hon. Member.