HC Deb 17 July 1929 vol 230 cc435-6
82. Mr. HARRIS

asked the Minister of Transport how many omnibus licences are held in the Metropolitan Police area by the London General Omnibus Company, how many by omnibus companies in which the London General Omnibus Company has a financial interest, and how many by other omnibus proprietors, in June of this year and at the same date in 1924?


I have been asked to reply. As the answer contains a number of figures, I shall, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPOET.

Following are the figures:

The best available figures are the number of omnibuses scheduled which were as follow, on 30th June, 1929:

Scheduled for operation. "Spares" (available in case of breakdown, etc.) Total.
L.G.O. Coy. 4,381 547 4,928
Companies in which the L.G.O. Co. has a financial interest. 696 100 796
Other proprietors. 592 91 683
Total 5,669 738 6,407

Strictly comparable figures are not available for 1924, but the total number of omnibuses licensed for the 12 months ended 30th June, 1924, were:

London General Omnibus Company 4,489
Companies in which the London General Omnibus Company was believed to have a financial interest 387
Other proprietors 707

I cannot state the number actually licensed for operation on 30th June, 1924.