HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 cc1754-5W

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that Mr. Nash, of Walthamstow, has invented an apparatus for motor omnibuses which is a reliable instrument to justify them being made compulsory for use on all motor omnibuses; if he is aware that Mr. Nash has been twice before Mr. Beaumont, the consulting manager, Scotland Yard, and advised that it should be tried; if he is aware that Messrs. Powells, of Forest Gate, have tried the instrument for six months and it has proved absolutely reliable; and if he is prepared to consider the advisability after proper investigation to make all the motor omnibus companies have one of the instruments fixed upon their motor omnibuses?


No, Sir. There would appear to be some misapprehension about the matter, for neither I nor the Commissioner of Police are aware of this invention or its purpose, and Mr. Beaumont states that Mr. Nash has not brought any invention to his notice.