HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 c1238

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.