§ Mr. HUGHES
asked the Minister of Transport whether the Departmental Committee on the taxation and regulation of road vehicles has yet made its report on the subject of top-deck covers for omnibuses; and, if not, whether, in view of the inconvenience caused to the public who are compelled to travel on the outside of omnibuses on wet days, the Regulations governing motor omnibuses plying for hire within the Metropolitan police district can be waived so as to permit of licences being granted for experimental purposes, and for a given period only, for five or more omnibuses to ply for hire after having been fitted with a form of top-dock cover approved by his Department?
§ Mr. GOSLING
I have not yet received the report of the Departmental Committee on the Regulation of Hackney Vehicles upon the subject of top-deck covers for omnibuses, but the Committee are meeting at an early date to consider this subject, and I hope to receive a report thereon in the near future. Before experimenting in the crowded streets of London it seems to me desirable to await the conclusions of the Committee.