hawbar appeal goes 0 Transport Tribunal
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IE Transport Tribunal -;ognized additional ninds of appeal on the rt of J. Wyatt Jnr aulage) Ltd against the ;ision of the Eastern LA, H. Robson, last week, ihree High Court judges :cted an appeal by Wyatt the Queen's Bench last y (CM May 10). The )eal was against the ;tern LA's decision to curthe company's operig licence by removing vehicles and eight lers, leaving it with a fleet vehicles and 22 trailers, curtailment also took 20 those vehicles and 15 lers out of the company's licence for one year from the date of any appeal a-gainst the decision.
The additional grounds allowed by the Tribunal are, first, that Mr Christopher Wyatt did not give an undertaking in 1971 that drawbar trailers would be taken off the road and he replaced by artics. Second that Mr John Wyatt, the principal director, did not authorize such an undertaking to be offered or given. Third that the LA had no powers to require such an undertaking. Fourth that the LA had no power to impose a second penalty in respect of four convictions had no power to consider that Wyatt Ltd was called to a public inquiry in 1963 for overloading offences, or that a letter had been sent to him in 1970 by Mr John Wyatt. Last, that the LA appeared to be prejudiced against Mr John Wyatt.
The President of the Tribunal, Mr 0. D. Squibb, pointed out that in the matter of the apparent prejudice against Mr John Wyatt that the LA was empowered to look at the man who was running the business as well as the company itself,