§ 77. Major BIRCHALL
asked the Minister of Transport whether a County 1898 Council has any power to stop excessive motor omnibus traffic on an old omnibus route; and, if not, whether the Government intend to deal drastically with such traffic at an early date?
§ Mr. NEAL
I am advised that a County Council has no power to stop excessive motor omnibus traffic on an old omnibus route. With reference to the second part of the question, it is not the intention of the Government to take any legislative action in connection with this subject, except to impose an adequate tax upon motor omnibuses under the Budget Resolutions, the proceeds of which will be devoted to road maintenance and improvement.