§ 40. Colonel APPLIN
asked the Minister of Transport, whether he has been able to find alternative routes for those privately-owned omnibuses that have been ordered to give up their normal routes; and if he can give the number of omnibuses so transferred and the number which have ceased to run?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The proprietors to whom my hon. and gallant Friend refers have been informed that my Department are prepared, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Police, to examine concrete proposals for the extension of existing omnibus routes, and for the establishment of new routes not directly competing with other passenger transport services, so as to enable these proprietors to retain in service any of their omnibuses which might otherwise be displaced. So far I have only received one such application. I am not aware that any of the omnibuses belonging to the proprietors have yet been withdrawn from service.