M.M.B. to Make Vehicles ?
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THE way has been made clearer for the Milk Marketing Board to build their own vehicles, machinery and other handling plant.
Last Friday, Mr. Justice Upjohn dismissed with costs in the Chancery Division a writ issued against the Board and the Minister of Agriculture by the Agricultural Machinery and Tractor Dealers' Association, seeking an injunction to restrain the Minister from giving effect to amendments to the Milk Marketing Scheme which would give the Board the necessary powers.
The Association unsuccessfully contended that the amendments were not in compliance with the Agricultural Marketing Act. 1949. It was for the Minister to decide whether the proposals would he endorsed, but Mr. F. W. Waite, for the Minister, said that he had no instructions to give an assurance that the amendments would not be liaid before Parliament within 10 days.
As reported in Tile Commercial Motor on December 31, 1954, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders objected to the amendments so far as they concerned vehicles.
£50 FOR EACH VAUXHALL EMPLOYEE
EMPLOYEES of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., will collect an average of over £50 each this month as their share of the company's profits for 1954. A record total of £675,688 will be paid out to 13,457 people.
It is believed that this is one of the largest profit-sharing distributions ever paid out by a British company to employees. The toial sum distributed to employees since the profit-sharing scheme began in 1936 is now £2,282.000.
B.S.M. TO TRAIN CD. DRIVERS
,TORE than 600 Civil Defence volunalteers in the London County Council area and hundreds more in a number of provincial centres are to be trained during the next year to drive heavy vehicles used in rescue work. London County Council and local authorities in Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Breconshire, Warwickshire, Portsmouth, Bath and Brighton have contracted with the British School of Motoring to teach volunteers who have no driving experience to handle ambulances, lorries and cars.
HELP FOR ORGANIZERS *I'HE East Kent Road Car Co., Ltd., have begun a service to help party organizers who have difficulty in finding places in strange towns at which a large number of people may-eat or be entertained. An office at Margate has been equipped with information about theatre shows and prices of different restaurants. Assistants may go to any part of Thanet to help organizers to plan an outing.