HC Deb 16 November 1939 vol 353 cc808-9
38. Mr. Oliver

asked the Home Secretary whether he is in a position to say why omnibus windows are painted out during hours of daylight in many districts, with the consequent unnecessary inconvenience to the public, while no such rule applies in London and other cities; and whether he will take steps to ensure uniformity in this matter?

Sir J. Anderson

I understand that in certain districts the windows of omnibuses have been painted as a means of obscuring the interior lighting. Painting of windows is, however, unnecessary if the interior lights are properly dimmed and screened in accordance with the provisions of the Lighting (Restrictions) Order: and arrangements are being made for specimen buses lighted in this way to be available for inspection at convenient centres.

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