HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 c847
54. Mr. BATEY

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that when an omnibus belonging to a small company has to be examined the inspector compels the omnibus to be taken to a place he selects; and whether he will see that this practice is stopped and the omnibus examined in its own garage?


Where an owner has a number of vehicles for examination and is able to provide the necessary facilities it is the practice to examine them at the garage. Otherwise, in order that examination may be carried out efficiently and expeditiously it is the practice to assemble vehicles at centres where the necessary facilities exist. In selecting these centres every possible regard is paid to the convenience of the owner.


Is not the Minister aware that in the west part of the county of Durham, where there is garage accommodation where the omnibuses can be examined, they are still taken to a distance for examination?


I will go into that point.