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London Transport (Vandalism)

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he holds his proposed discussions with the various authorities concerning the stopping of vandalism and disturbances on trains and buses, whether he will consider advising the introduction of the two-way radio contact system between the police being extended to include direct contact with the crews and staffs of public transport and the like.

Various proposals on these lines were considered at the conference on violence on public transport held on 6 May. The British Railways Board and London Transport Executive informed the conference that they are giving considerable thought to ways of extending and improving the present radio communication system.