§ Mr. G. Wallace
asked the Minister of War Transport if, in view of the need for conductors, he will take steps to amend the present height limit of applicants from 5ft. 10ins. to 6ft.; or if he will give the present restriction imposed by the L.P.T.B. full publicity in order to avoid fruitless applications on the part of ex-Servicemen.
§ Mr. Barnes
The London Passenger Transport Board inform me that the maximum height for their conductors has been limited to 5ft. 10ins. because the clearance inside a bus from floor to roof is 5ft. 10ins. On the top deck the clearance is only 5ft. 8ins. The employment exchanges of the Ministry of Labour have been advised of the restriction and the Board are arranging to issue an appropriate notice to the Press.