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Motor Buses And Coaches

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the fact that he has authorised the use of 8-foot wide buses and coaches in certain areas, he will state the numbers of such vehicles at present on the roads; the area in which they are operating; and if he intends to permit these vehicles to operate in the Greater London area.

The use of motor buses and coaches up to 8 feet in width is permitted in all areas, including London, subject to any special conditions imposed by the licensing authorities for public service vehicles as regards the use of stage or express carriages on any particular route. Up to 31st October, 1950, over 2,800 of the wider vehicles had been granted certificates of fitness.