HC Deb 24 November 1938 vol 341 c1927
33. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Home Secretary whether in view of the fact that the Minister of Transport informed the St. Marylebone Borough Council on 2rst October, 1938, that he had no jurisdiction over the announced intention of the Traffic Commissioner for the Metropolitan area to establish omnibus standings in Cavendish Square, except upon an appeal from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, he will direct the Commissioner of Police to lodge such an appeal upon the dual grounds that the inhabitants of the square, as well as the local authority, are in determined opposition to the proposal and that it will tend largely to increase traffic congestion?

Mr. Lloyd

I understand that the Traffic Commissioner for the Metropolitan area has not yet announced a decision as to the omnibus standings in question, and at present, therefore, the question of an appeal does not arise. In any event the power to appeal to the Minister of Transport against any decision of the Traffic Commissioner is a power conferred directly upon the Commissioner of Police by Section 6i of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1933, and my right hon. Friend has no jurisdiction in the matter and no authority to give the suggested direction to the Commissioner.