HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 c2162W

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state for how long a period it is proposed to continue the permission granted by the Metropolitan Police to tramway and motor - omnibus undertakings to carry over the number of licensed passengers on tramcars and omnibuses plying in the Metropolitan area?


It is not possible at present to say for how long a period this permission will be continued. It must necessarily depend on the number of vehicles available. Up to the present the output of new vehicles has been small, but a new type of omnibus has been approved, and it is anticipated that a start will be made to turn out a number of new vehicles in the near future.

Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

asked the Prime Minister whether he can yet say what action it is proposed to take with regard to the recommendations of the Select Committee on Metropolitan Transport?


I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave yesterday to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for South Islington.