HC Deb 26 November 1934 vol 295 c490
44. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will request the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolitan area to give further consideration to the appeal made to him by drivers of taximeter-cabs that taximeter-cabs with passengers from Waterloo Station should be allowed the same privileges which have been granted to motor-omnibuses to use the temporary Waterloo Bridge when proceeding from Waterloo Station to the Strand, regard being had to the lightness of the vehicles in question, to the small amount of space occupied by a taximeter-cab as compared with a motor-omnibus, and to the convenience of the travelling public?


The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has given the most sympathetic consideration to this proposal, but is satisfied that, having regard to the general traffic requirements, he cannot extend the present experiment in the manner suggested.


Is there any reason why one class of public vehicle should be privileged as compared with another, especially as it is to be presumed that people who take taximeter-cabs are in a greater hurry than those who travel in an omnibus?


That may be, but the bridge is very narrow and cannot take more than a certain amount of traffic.