HC Deb 26 February 1931 vol 248 cc2261-2

asked the Home Secretary how many omnibus drivers In the service of the Loudon General Omnibus Company have been tested by the police for driving the latest type of omnibus during the last 12 months; how many have failed; how many times they can submit themselves for such tests; and what answer he proposes to give to representations made to him concerning the nature and circumstances of the tests?


During the 12 months ended 31st January last, the London General Omnibus Company presented 4,975 men for testing on the type of omnibus known as the L.T. type. 1,227 men failed on the first test. 196 men failed on the second test. 39 men failed on the third test. None of the last mentioned drivers took the fourth test during the year in question. The maximum number of tests permitted for any applicant is four. The only representation which I have received on the subject has come from the hon. Member. I hope to reply to it fully in a day or two, but the subject is too large to be dealt with in answer to a question.