HC Deb 16 April 1913 vol 51 c1950
104. Mr. FELL

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the suggestion by the chairman of the District Messenger Company that the Government should offer a reward for the best device of a screen or catcher to be affixed in front of motor omnibuses and other vehicles licensed in London for the purpose of saving the life of persons who may be knocked down; and if any steps are under consideration to carry this out?


The Commissioner of Police informs me that numerous types of life-guards are being tried on motor omnibuses, and one complete service is being fitted up with side-guards. When a suitable device is discovered, it will be imposed as a requirement of equipment on all motor omnibuses. I do not consider it necessary to offer a reward front public funds.