§ 60. Sir ALFRED BEIT
asked the Minister of Transport in which districts the proposed conversion of certain tram- 920 way routes to trolley-omnibus in London will involve the erection of overhead wires where at present no such wires exist?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
I am informed by the London Passenger Transport Board that their proposals for the conversion of certain tramway routes to trolley vehicle working would involve the erection of overhead wires in the Metropolitan boroughs of Holborn, St. Pancras, Islington and St. Marylebone, where such wires do not at present exist for traction purposes.
§ Sir A. BEIT
Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman prepared to say what would be the mileage of wires involved?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
I could not possibly say that, but, of course, any proposals would have to be put in legislative form and would be submitted to the House by way of a Private Bill, so that the matter would be open to criticism.