HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 c338
40. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the London Traffic Commissioner and the Commissioner of Police have expressed the view that omnibus stations should be established on the periphery of the central area, so that omnibuses now running right across London may be turned round at those points and a reduction made in the number of omnibuses, at present only partially filled, inside that area; and what action is proposed?

Mr. Burgin

The routeing of vehicles other than contract carriages operated by the London Passenger Transport Board, in the Metropolitan area is a matter for the Traffic Commissioner who acts in consultation with the Commissioners of Police. I have no jurisdiction in the matter save where an appeal is made to me against the Commissioner's decision in any particular case.

Mr. Louis Smith

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider using his observers to find out how many omnibuses are running half empty, and whether so many omnibuses are needed in the streets at the present time?

Mr. Burgin

I think I have information on both those points, but I will bear the matter in mind.