§ 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?
§ 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?