Road Services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 23rd February 1938.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has recently made inquiry as to whether the abolition of tramway-car services and replacement by trolley omnibuses, is likely to be approved by municipal authorities throughout the country; and whether the policy of his Department is to be that privately-owned road-transport services should, as far as possible, be replaced by publicly-owned services?

Photo of Mr Edward Burgin Mr Edward Burgin , Luton

I am glad to note that many authorities have already made this change or are preparing to do so, but I have made no general inquiry on the point referred to in the first part of the question. The question of replacing privately-owned road transport services by publicly-owned services, which is a very different matter, is in the first instance one for the local authority concerned and must in any case depend upon the circumstances of the particular area.