HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 cc1295-6
60. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the many accidents which have occurred during the previous 12 months in which the public have suffered severe injuries caused by flying glass; and will he consider, in conjunction with the Home Secretary, a regulation which will make it compulsory for all public service vehicles to be fitted with unsplinterable glass?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

I am, of course, aware that injuries have been caused in motor accidents by flying broken glass, though I am not aware that the prevalence of injuries of this nature has been marked during the past 12 months. While I am anxious to encourage the use of some form of unsplinterable glass in public service vehicles as an additional measure of safety, I am not at present satisfied that it would be practicable to make its use compulsory.


Will the hon. Gentleman consider the question of his officers and the officers of the Home Department conferring with reference to this suggestion?


The matter is not being lost sight of, and observation is being kept on the point.