HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc190-1
28. Mr. Page

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when he expects to receive the Report of the Bus and Coach Sub-Committee, which first met in February, 1953, of the Departmental Committee on Road Safety.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. Hugh Molson)

I understand that this Sub-Committee is to consider at its next meeting a first draft of its Report to the Departmental Committee. I expect the Departmental Committee to be able to present a Report to my right hon. Friend in about three months' time.

Mr. Page

Having regard to the fact that this Committee has now been sitting for three years, and that accidents occurring inside buses and coaches have increased phenomenally in the past twelve months or so, can my hon. Friend do something to hasten the Report of the committee?

Mr. Molson

No, Sir, certainly not. This is a matter which has raised a number of difficult questions. There has not been agreement inside the Sub-Committee upon the subject, and before it reports to the Departmental Committee it will go into the matter further. The Departmental Committee will also consider the Report before it submits it to my right hon. Friend.

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