§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Transport the number of omnibuses plying on the London streets at the present moment as compared with the number running in January, 1926; how many of these omnibuses are owned by the London General Omnibus Company; and how many are privately owned during the same periods?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The numbers of omnibuses licensed on the 31st January and 30th June last were as follow:
and necessitated an operation in June of that year; and why the increased award of 20s. 7d. per week was reduced to 16s. per week after nine months, although his assessment for neurasthenia remained at 20 per cent. and his deafness and ear condition were completely and permanently unchanged?
§ Major TRYON
In the first and second parts of his question, the hon. Member is asking me to deal with one and the same situation in two different ways, but it has not been admitted that the existing degree of disablement was wrongly assessed in the final award made in 1922 in respect of deafness, against which no appeal was made within the statutory time limit. It has been admitted that later developments made that award inappropriate as a settlement for permanent purposes, and it was amended as from the date when examination by a Ministry 2289W medical officer established this fact. I cannot go back beyond that fixed date. As regards the last part of the question, I explained this point in my reply to the hon. Member on the 24th June last.