HC Deb 30 November 1931 vol 260 c777W

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the fact that safety glass will be compulsory on lower front windows of new vehicles after 1st January next, whether, as a result of the serious accident which occurred to a London General Omnibus Company omnibus at Bishopsgate, on 18th November last, he will include side and upper windows in the new Regulations?


I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the collision which occurred at Bishopsgate on 18th November between a crane jib carried by a lorry and the upper deck of a motor omnibus, as a result of which certain of the passengers were injured. While regretting the occurrence of this accident, I do not think, in view of its unusual nature, that I should be justified in making Regulations on the lines suggested.