LICENSING POWER TUG-OF-WAR
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THERE was a case for transferring the responsibilities for determining bus routes and coach operations from area Traffic Commissioners to first-tier local authorities, said John Horam, Under Secretary for Transport, in the Commons.
His Department had had representations to that effect from local authorities during the consultations on the transport document, and representations to the other way from operators and trade unions who believed that the present system had worked well and would like it to continue.
This was something which would have to be decided when the Government finally made up its mind on transport policy, said Mr Horam.