Insurers to Blame : Users Discharged
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A N insurance official admitted blame
for a policy not being in force when two men were charged at Chipping Norton, last week, in connection with the use of a vehicle which was uninsured. The defendants were discharged unconditionally. Mr. Geoffrey Larnsdale, Oxford resident inspector of the N.F.U. Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd., stated that Robert Joseph Stokes, Sturt Farm, Burford, who was prosecuted for permitting the offence, was issued with a cover note which-should have been automatically renewed after 60 days. Because of a mistake at the branch office there was no cover for November 27-30. On November 29, after an accident, the expiry of the cover note was discovered by the police. Mr. George Reid, assistant branch manager at the company's Stratford office, confirmed that the company would have met any claim arising from the accident.
ELECTRICAL CONVENTION TO TALK TRANSPORT THE theme of the British electrical
power convention, to be held at Torquay from May 24-29, will be "Electricity and Transport." On May 26, Mr. C. E. Allen and Mr. C. P. Uoodman, of British Insulated Callender's Construction Co., Ltd., will present a paper on overhead lines for electrification schemes;Mr. G. S. Causon and Mr. F. G. Stevens, of Hackbridge and Hewittic Electric Co., Ltd., will speak about sub-station equipment; and Mr. D. C. Shipp, of Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd., will lecture upon signalling systems for road and rail.
On May 28, Mr. J. H. Cansdale, of British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., will deliver a paper upon trolleybuses and trams; and a paper on batteryelectric vehicles by Mr. H. W. Heyman, of Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., Mr. Peter Rochs, of Austin Crompton Parkinson Electric Vehicles, Ltd., and Mr. H. R. Simpson, of T. H. Lewis, Ltd., will be presented by Mr. V. W. Dale on behalf of the Electric Vehicle Association of Great Britain.
NO OBJECTORS TO HORSE REPLACEMENT THERE were no objectors when
I Foster Bros. (Carlisle), Ltd., Carlisle, applied to the Northern Deputy Licensing Authority last week to replace three horses and carts by a B-licence vehicle. The licence was granted to cover the carriage of machinery, furniture and household effects as required, and other goods within 60 miles. The animals were the last remaining in the company's service, and had been sold for £90. [The company's activities were described in The Commercial Motor on June 25, 1954.]