§ 50. Mr. BOSSOM
asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the number of road accidents in which omnibuses are involved, whether he will take steps to require the conductors of all long-distance omnibuses to be trained in first-aid and also require all such omnibuses to carry a box containing first-aid equipment?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
A large proportion of long-distance public service vehicles are express carriages or contract carriages, and such vehicles are required under the existing regulations to carry first-aid outfits. My hon. Friend, the Minister of Transport, does not think he would be justified in adopting my hon. Friend s proposal that a training in first-aid should be made a condition of employment of either drivers or conductors, but he will consider whether the desirability of a knowledge of first-aid could be usefully brought to the notice of those concerned.
§ Mr. MABANE
Would it not be more useful if the drivers of omnibuses observed the speed limit of 30 miles an hour?