HC Deb 15 April 1931 vol 251 cc173-4
23. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Minister of Transport if he has further considered the question of requiring that speedometers should be fitted to all motor coaches?


As I informed the hon. and gallant Member for the Clitheroe Division (Sir W. Brass) on the 25th February, I have no evidence of any general desire on the part of passengers in public service vehicles to know the precise speed of the vehicle in which they are travelling and I am not satisfied that, on grounds of public safety, regulations requiring the fitting of speedometers are necessary. I gather that the hon. Member has Express Carriages particularly in mind in making his suggestion, and while as at present advised I am not clear that even on such vehicles the carriage of speedometers is required, I will bear his point in mind.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that several drivers of motor coaches have been summoned for exceeding the speed limit, and is it not important for them to know at what pace they are going?


I think the matter is more worthy of consideration from that point of view than from the original point of view advanced. I have not yet come to a conclusion, but I will bear the point in mind.