B.T.C. AGAINST CORPORATION PARCELS SERVICE THE British TranspOrt.' Commission has
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lodged a petition against a clause in Bradford Corporation's Bill covering the operation of a municipal parcels-carrying service already in existence.
Coon. W. B. Berry, chairman of the passenger transport committee, recently said that the intention of the clause was to regularize the activities of the parcelscarrying service operated by the passenger transport department. This originated many years ago in the carriage of Parcels on the tramcars, but vans are now. used. Formerly these vans Were operated under. A licences, but now they run tinder B licences which authorize the use of eight vehicles in possession and four to be hired, for "collection and delivery of parcels to and from local shops, wholesale warehouses and dwellinghouses, mainly in the Bradford Corporation passenger transport area and occasionally elsewhere in the West Riding."
The contentious clause in the Bill seekspower to operate over a radius of about 20 miles.
The, submits that adequate facilities for the transport of goods and parcels, both by road and rail, already exist in the city and its neighbourhood.
N.C.B. NEW WORKS WILL INCREASE OUTPUT
ANEW works covering more than 25,000 sq. ft. on the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead-on-Tyne, has been acquired by Northern Coachbuilders, Ltd. It will allow the output of battery-electric vehicles to be much expanded. It will now be possible to develop production of the new 25-cwt., 2-ton and 4-5-ton models alongside the existing range.
The company's export business 'is flourishing, and repeat orders have-been received from South America, South Africa and New Zealand. N.C.B. is this year exhibiting at the Barcelona and Valencia Trade Fairs, as well as at the recent Brussels Show.
A TALL ORDER
AN application by Bee Line Roadways, Ltd., West Hartlepool, to run 83 new excursions and tours was refused at a recent sitting of the Northern Licensing Authority. For the applicant.it was stated that there was a desire to bring attractive travel within the reach of the lower income groups.
Mr S. W. Nelson, the Licensing Authority, said that when fuel was unlimited, there would be nothing to stop a renewal of the application.
MORE PETROL FOR TRAVELLERS
NJAXIMUM allowances of petrol al which may be granted to commercial travellers are to be increased by about 10 per cent., as from the beginning of the next ration period. Within the maximum, applications will continue to be assessed on their merits, and the increase will not be-retrospective.
Allowances at the new rates will be issued automatically where an increase is justified.