Original Permits : 1,145 Applications
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UP to last week-end, the Road Haulage Executive had received 1,145 applications for original permits to operate outsidea 25-mile radius after the "appointed day."
The Ministry of Transport estimates that another 9,000 hauliers have obtained application forms, but have nut yet completed them. They have until August 2 to do so, otherwise they will lose valuable rights.
NUFFIELD AND AUSTIN END
• INTERCHANGE I NTERCHANGE of confi dent ial information between the Nuffield Organization 'and the Austin Motor Ltd., has ceased. No further steps will be taken to pool production resources, and no merger of any kind is contemplated.
ihe two companies made this announcement on Tuesday. They said that they would continue to consult together through the recently formed Standardization Committee on matters affecting the motor industry as a whole.
Last October it was announced that the two companies would interchange information on production methods, costs, design, research and other matters, with the objects of effecting maximum standardization and, by pooling factory resources, reducing costs.
LOSS OF OFFICE: ORDER FOR • COMPENSATION SOON?
1N a written answer to a question, Mr. A. Barnes. Minister of Transport, said last week that he hoped, "before lone' to be able to send draft regulations under Section 101 (I) of the Transport Act, dealing with compensation for loss of office through the compulsory acquisition of road transport undertakings, to appropriate representative bodies for their consideration.
TOMLINSON BOUGHT OUT RECENTLY King's Motors (Oxford), Ltd., New Road, Oxford, well known as a car distributor, and of which Mr. S. Hailwood is the general manager, acquired Tomlinson Electric Vehicles, Ltd., Witney. This company has been making electric prams.