Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 26 March 1929.

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Photo of Sir Robert Thomas Sir Robert Thomas , Anglesey


asked the Minister of Transport what municipalities have obtained powers to abolish or reduce their tramway systems, and which have extended them, during the last five years, giving the aggregate mileage of reduction or increase; what authorities have replaced them with trackless trolleys during the same period; and what authorities have applied for powers to do so during 1929?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , New Forest and Christchurch

Particulars showing the extent to which municipal authorities have extended or reduced their tramway and trolley vehicle systems are contained in the Annual Returns of Tramways and Light Railways (Street and Roads) and Trackless Trolley Undertakings, from which the hon. Member will see that the mileage of tramways and trolley vehicle undertakings operated by local authorities has, during the five years ended 31st March, 1928, increased by 63 miles and 64 miles respectively. So far as applications to Parliament in the present Session are concerned, I would refer him to the Nottingham Corporation Bill and the Pontypridd Urban District Council Bill.