§ 74. Mr. GROVES
asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the advisability of revising the conditions appertaining to the inspection and licensing of public vehicles and, in the interests of public safety, will he be prepared to appoint officers possessing the requisite technical ability in the place of the present Metropolitan police officers?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
As stated in my predecessor's reply to the Noble Lord the Member for Battersea on the 9th May last, all men appointed to the inspecting staff are selected by reason of their former experience of engineering matters, and no man is appointed to the higher grades unless he possesses a certificate of competency in motor-car engineering and mechanics.