Omnibuses, London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 7th July 1937.

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Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the London Traffic Commissioner and the Commissioner of Police have expressed the view that omnibus stations should be established on the periphery of the central area, so that omnibuses now running right across London may be turned round at those points and a reduction made in the number of omnibuses, at present only partially filled, inside that area; and what action is proposed?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

The routeing of vehicles other than contract carriages operated by the London Passenger Transport Board, in the Metropolitan area is a matter for the Traffic Commissioner who acts in consultation with the Commissioners of Police. I have no jurisdiction in the matter save where an appeal is made to me against the Commissioner's decision in any particular case.

Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider using his observers to find out how many omnibuses are running half empty, and whether so many omnibuses are needed in the streets at the present time?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I think I have information on both those points, but I will bear the matter in mind.