HC Deb 03 July 1923 vol 166 c259W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport if any tests are being made of the use of the country roads by long-distance chars-à-banc with the object of arriving at, a better apportionment of the responsibility for the upkeep of those thoroughfares?

Colonel ASHLEY

The traffic census taken last year on the Class I roads of the United Kingdom contains a special heading: "Motor omnibuses (including motor coaches)," but particulars as to the length of journey are not collected, and I doubt whether it would be practicable to do so. A census of traffic on Class II roads will be taken during the month of August this year, following the same procedure as that adopted in the case of the Class I roads.