HC Deb 10 February 1932 vol 261 cc847-8
57. Mr. McEWEN

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider introducing legislation to give permission to all char-a-bancs and omnibuses which were on the road previous to the passing of the Road Traffic Act, if found to be in good condition, to continue to run as they are?


No, Sir, I am satisfied that compliance with the conditions of fitness for public service vehicles, laid down in the regulations made under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, is essential for the safety and convenience of the public.


Is t he hon. Gentleman aware of the widespread and justifiable resentment among motor hirers and garage proprietors generally against the ridiculous and harassing restrictions placed upon them by the operations of this Socialist Act? May I also ask whether it is the avowed intention of His Majesty's Government to drive private enterprise off the roads altogether


I think that argumentative question ought to be put on the Paper.

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