Omnibus Top-Deck Covers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons am ar 29 Gorffennaf 1924.

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Photo of Mr Collingwood Hughes Mr Collingwood Hughes , Camberwell Peckham

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asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the congestion and delay on the underground railways when heavy rainstorms make it impracticable for the tops of omnibuses to be used by passengers; and whether, in view of the great inconvenience caused thereby, he is now able to make a statement with regard to the Report that has been prepared by the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles, with a view to the adoption of some form of top-deck covers for passenger-carrying motor vehicles, such as omnibuses?

Photo of Mr Harry Gosling Mr Harry Gosling , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

The Committee to which the hon. Member refers have not made any report to me upon the subject of top-deck covers for omnibuses. The designing of satisfactory and suitable top-deck covers for these vehicles presents many difficulties and I am not at present in a position to make any statement on the subject.

Photo of Mr Collingwood Hughes Mr Collingwood Hughes , Camberwell Peckham

Will the Minister give permission for some form of top-deck cover approved by him to be tried by way of experiment on, say, a dozen omnibuses?

Photo of Mr Harry Gosling Mr Harry Gosling , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

The matter is still being looked into.