§ 70. Mr. PURCELL
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that on the omnibus service 53 between Ledbury and Gloucester there is constant over-crowding on the vehicles, especially at the week-ends, on many occasions the occupants of a vehicle being twice the number the vehicle is licensed to carry; and whether, in view of recent accidents, he will make inquiries into this matter with a view to the elimination of the risk now being run?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
My attention had not previously been drawn to this matter. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, it is at times most difficult to prevent a certain amount of overcrowding in omnibuses, but in view of the widely varying nature of local circumstances I think the matter is one that is best left to the appropriate licensing and police authorities.