HC Deb 18 May 1914 vol 62 cc1583-4
71. Mr. WING

asked if the Home Secretary has granted authority to the London County Council Tramway Committee to employ youths as assistant conductors; if such a change has been permitted in the interests of safety and the public welfare; and if he is aware that this change is regarded by the present conductors with grave concern?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers which I gave to questions on this subject on the 28th of April and the 4th of May. The employment of assistant conductors, in addition to the existing staff, has been permitted in the interests of public safety, and, for reasons I have already given, cannot adversely affect the present conductors.