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Gas-Driven Omnibuses

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the fact that gas-driven omnibuses by being slower make greater demands on the limited supply of omnibuses and transport personnel, he will, in view of the present petrol situation, authorise the use of more petrol omnibuses?

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport
(Mr. Noel-Baker)

Careful consideration has been given to my hon. Friend's proposal in the light of present conditions, but my Noble Friend is satisfied that the necessity for obtaining experience in the operation of omnibuses on producer-gas outweighs any additional demands it may cause on vehicles and personnel.