HC Deb 16 December 1912 vol 45 cc1118-9W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the weight of the motor omnibuses which are licensed in London exceeds the weight allowed in the other capitals of Europe, and if they are licensed in other capitals to carry passengers on the inside and outside; and if the question of weight and of double decks will come before the committee lately appointed?


I have no precise information as to the regulations governing the construction and use of motor omnibuses in other European cities, but I believe I am right in saying that those in use in London are substantially lighter than those—even single-deckers—permitted in several Continental capitals. The questions of weight and double decks, so far as they affect accidents, appear to me to come within the Committee's terms of reference.