HC Deb 14 June 1932 vol 267 c188
37. Mr. GUY

asked the Minister of Transport if he will state which officials are responsible for examination of first-aid equipment when a public service vehicle is presented for licensing under the Road Traffic Act?

Mr. WOMERSLEY(Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. No statutory responsibility rests upon any particular official for the examination of first-aid equipment. In fact, however, it is inspected by the public service vehicle examiners when vehicles are presented for examination prior to licensing.


What is the qualification of a public service vehicle examiner for deciding whether first-aid equipment is suitable or not?


The qualification for the public service vehicle examiner is laid down in the schedule which gives the details of the equipment which each vehicle has to carry, and in this regard the examiner has to make dead certain that what is in the schedule is included in the equipment.


Do we understand that this first-aid equipment is not used except in cases of death?