62. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any regulation exists with reference to the exhibition of fare charges on the upper decks of tramcars; whether the same regulation applies to omnibuses; and if, for the convenience of the public and to prevent the possibility of overcharging, he will consider as to requiring all such stage carriages to be provided with fare boards both inside and on the upper deck?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The Tramways Act of 1870 imposes on tramway companies an obligation to display the fares both outside and inside tramcars, but this does not necessarily mean upon the upper and lower decks. It would no doubt be of advantage to the travelling public if fare-tables were thus displayed, and the matter is receiving the consideration of the licensing authority.
Mr. F. HALL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Chief Commissioner of Police insisted on the tramways having their fares posted on the upper deck? If that is necessary, will the right hon. Gentleman take steps in order that the same requirements shall be made of the omnibus companies?
§ Mr. McKENNA
As I have stated in the last part of my answer, the licensing authority is considering the matter, and will endeavour as far as he can to see that the wish of the hon. Member is obtained.