HC Deb 17 February 1937 vol 320 cc1181-2
44. Mr. H. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will ask the London Passenger Transport Board to afford facilities to prospective passengers to ascertain, before boarding an omnibus in London whether cheap fares are in operation, having regard to the fact that the notices with regard to cheap fares are inside the omnibuses?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The Board state that the structure and design of their omnibuses are unsuitable for the display of outside notices.

Mr. Williams

Can my right hon. Friend say why they have designed omnibuses so that the public cannot be given proper information as to the conditions under which they run?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The omnibuses were designed for what they would take inside, not outside.

Sir Percy Harris

Is not this information given in the case of trams, and could not the omnibuses adopt a similar device? There is absolutely no reason why they should not.

Mr. Macquisten

Is it not a fact that they prefer advertising Bovril to giving the public the necessary information?