" Substance in their Fears"
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Pl.A T the time of going to Press the Transport Tribunal had still not issued the reasons for their decision in the Merchandise and Arnold cases, but at this time it is interesting to recall the comments of Mr. D. 1. R. Muir, Metropolitan Licensing Authority, in his written decision in June last year in the Merchandise application.
"If a large company whose primary concern is to deliver their own goods to customers, became general hauliers, they would he able to offer cut rates for the carriage of goods on return journeys....
"It may be that there are not many large C-licensed operators who, by the simple device of establishing a transport subsidiary, would be able profitably to switch to A-licence activities. But obviously there are some, and there is substance in the fears of some objectors that if the application is granted, it will be the precursor of others."