HC Deb 12 March 1951 vol 485 c121W
101. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Transport whether fresh inquiries will now be instituted to ascertain in what way the numbers of practically empty omnibuses in central London during other than rush hours can be lessened and traffic conditions thereby eased.

Mr. Barnes

This matter has recently been examined by the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee who, in their recent report on London Traffic Congestion, expressed the view that no reduction in omnibus services in Inner London is at present warranted. The number of buses operated during the off peak periods is determined primarily by the needs of the travelling public. The London Transport Executive relieve the Inner London area so far as they can by turning omnibuses round short of that area.

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