Electric Trams, Edinburgh.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Clackmannan and Eastern

54.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Trans- port whether, if application be made by the City of Edinburgh Council for leave to set up central standards for overhead trolley electric trams throughout the length of Princes Street and other parts of that city, he will see that no leave be granted until the opinion of the residents of Edinburgh has been ascertained and careful inquiry made on the spot into the whole matter?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

A scheme for equipping the Edinburgh tramways for electrical traction, which involves the erection of central standards in Princes Street, has been submitted for approval. Any objections communicated to the Ministry by residents of Edingburgh will be carefully considered before a decision is given, and if after such consideration it seems necessary, an inquiry will be held.

Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT:

Is the Edinburgh Town Council an elected representative body, or is it a hotly of irresponsible dietators?