HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc285-6W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that within the last month there have been two fatal accidents caused by motor omnibuses in Northampton, he still adheres to his decision to override the resolution, three times expressed, of the elected representatives of the town council of the borough of Northampton not to grant licences to the Birmingham Motor Omnibus Company to ply for hire in their streets?

Colonel ASHLEY

As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, in pursuance of the statutory duties imposed on the Minister of Transport by Section 14 (3) of the Roads Act, 1920, I reached a decision in this case after causing an exhaustive inquiry to be held locally. I am unable to depart from that decision.