R.P.T.A. to Press Company on Fares
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THE Road Passenger. and Transport Association are to press a "certain company" to raise their fares on coach services between London and Blackpool and Birmingham and Blackpool to bring them into line with those of other operators. At a meeting of the Association last Sunday, it was stated that the fares of the company concerned had not been increased for a long time, and it was decided to make representations to them.
Mr. D. E. Skelding, manager of the Association, pointed out that, last year, fares on express services from the Midlands to Blackpool were raised by 12+ per cent. They were now proposing a further rise of 10 per cent. He considered that other operators should introduce similar increases.
CHAMPION WARN CUT-PRICE TRADER
COURT action has been threatened 1.-,• by the Champion Sparking Plug Co., Ltd., against Mr. J. C. Clark, Bournemouth. unless he stops selling their plugs below the retail price of 5s. Mr. Clark is charging 3s. 9d.
Replying to the company, Mr. Clark said: "We have no intention of being browbeaten by your company into raising our retail prices by 331 per cent., contrary to the wishes of the Chancellor of the Exchequer."
In the Chancery Division of the High Court today, the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., will seek to restrain Mr. Clark from selling Dunlop products below the company's fixed retail prices.
B.T.C. MAY CONTEST DECISION TT is understood that the British Trans' port Commission are considering an appeal against the Yorkshire Deputy Licensing Authority's addition to the A licence of Mr. L. Roberts, Lockwood, Huddersfield, of three vehicles. As reported in The Commercial Motor last week, the vehicles had been used under C-hiring margin by N. C. Ashton, Ltd., 1 ruddersfield.
The Commission had submitted that drivers' payments had been irregular, and the Authority reserved his decision on the application, as he wished to refer to the law on master and servant.
PLAXTONS HARD Ilrf
NOT expecting conditions to return to normal until September, Plaxtons (Scarborough), Ltd., have paid off about 70 of their employees and another 200 are working short time. Between 60 and 70 orders for coach bodies have been suspended, and at present the company are concerned mainly with repair work.
HELECS WINDING UP
THE business of Helecs Vehicles (Manufacturers), Ltd., Little Western Street, Rusholme, Manchester, is now in process of voluntary winding up and is no longer trading.