HC Deb 03 May 1926 vol 195 cc34-5

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that many hon. Members of this House live in the outer London area, and have no private means of transport of their own, he can make any arrangement to assist in conveying them to and from their duties?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have had under consideration the possibility of a considerable failure in transport facilities to-morrow, and in that event it occurred to me that hon. Members of all parties might find a difficulty in getting to the House of Commons for their work in the morning, and returning home in the evening. That being so, I have made arrangements — I hope satisfactory arrangements—for cars to he available for hon. Members, to bring them from their homes and take them home in the evening. If hon. Members will give in their names before six o'clock this evening to my noble and gallant Friend the Member for South Battersea (Viscount Curzon), he will do his best to meet their convenience.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

While thanking the hon. and gallant Gentleman for his solicitude in this matter may I ask on what Vote will this extra cost come?

Colonel ASHLEY

There will be no cost to the Exchequer.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not now see the advisability of resurrecting the independent omnibuses?