HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 c60W

Commander BELLAIRS asked the Home Secretary whether he has now had the particulars of the new type of motor omnibus at Chicago with a covered sitting accommodation for 60 persons and with a low body to enable it to pass under bridges; and whether the authorities consider that this or an improved type could be allowed to ply on the London streets?

Mr. SHORTT: The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The vehicle in question has certain disadvantages which seem to render it unsuitable for licensing in London. But the London General Omnibus Company have devised a new type of body to seat 56 or 57 passengers, which has been inspected by the Minister of Transport and the Commissioner, and which the company hope to fit on a suitable chassis and submit for approval within a few weeks.