HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 c1885
36. Mr. HUGHES

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the congestion and delay on the underground railways when heavy rainstorms make it impracticable for the tops of omnibuses to be used by passengers; and whether, in view of the great inconvenience caused thereby, he is now able to make a statement with regard to the Report that has been prepared by the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles, with a view to the adoption of some form of top-deck covers for passenger-carrying motor vehicles, such as omnibuses?


The Committee to which the hon. Member refers have not made any report to me upon the subject of top-deck covers for omnibuses. The designing of satisfactory and suitable top-deck covers for these vehicles presents many difficulties and I am not at present in a position to make any statement on the subject.


Will the Minister give permission for some form of top-deck cover approved by him to be tried by way of experiment on, say, a dozen omnibuses?


The matter is still being looked into.