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If the increases were granted, the pence per mile would be higher than on any other service. This was coupled with the fact that the workers got the poorest types of coach and part-time drivers and conductors.
Mr. J. Else, for the applicants, said if luxury coaches were provided with fulltime drivers and conductors the service would be run uneconomically. There had not been an increase for five years, yet the cost of everything connected with public transport had risen.