Public Service Vehicles.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons am ar 31 Gorffennaf 1935.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

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asked the Minister of Transport how the present number of public service vehicles licensed for operation in this country compares with the number licensed at the period immediately preceding the institution of their control by the Traffic Commissioner?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

The numbers of hackney vehicles with a seating capacity for more than eight persons for which motor vehicle licences were current at any time during the quarters ended 30th September, 1930 and 1934, were 52,648 and 45,689 respectively. Notwithstanding the reduction in the numbers, which is accounted for by the disappearance of about 8,000 vehicles seating not more than 14 persons, there has been a slight increase in the aggregate number of seats available, owing to the increased seating capacity of the vehicles now in use. The existing vehicles also run an increased mileage.