HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 c1175W

asked the Minister of Transport whether any restrictions are now imposed by the Chief Commissioner of Police as to the number of persons who are allowed to stand inside omnibuses plying for hire within the Metropolitan Police district; and what is the total number of persons licensed to be carried inside and outside omnibuses in the Metropolitan area?


The total number of passengers for which a vehicle is licensed is determined by the number of seats, allowing not less than 16 inches for every passenger. No restriction as to the number of standing passengers has been imposed by the Commissioner, but excess passengers are limited to "a reasonable number" inside, and may not be carried upon the upper deck.