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16th July 1937, Page 38
16th July 1937
Page 38
Page 38, 16th July 1937 — C.A.V.-BOSCH CONCERN NOW ALL BRITISH.
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

An opportunity has occurred for Joseph Lucas, Ltd., to purchase the shareholding in C.A.V.-Bosch, Ltd., of Acton, previously held by Robert Bosch, of Stuttgart. Consequently the Lucas concern now entirely owns this company.

The agreements between Lucas, C.A.V.-Bosch and Robert Bosch remain exactly as before. Therefore, the facilities for the full interchange of patents, together with all engineering experience, will continue. These have proved of the greatest value in the past and are fully appreciated by the British motor-vehicle industry.

£45,000 Order for Fodens.

An order valued at, over £45,000 has, within the past few days, been received by Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach, Cheshire, from Taft Brothers and Tomlinson, Ltd. ,,,a well-known haulage concern of .Darley Dale, Derbyshire. It is for 43 of the maker's latest-type pil-engined commercial vehicles, and we understand that the machines are being acquired to replace the operators' Emtire fleet.

Too Many Contract Licences?

Mr. W. Chamberlain, North-Western Licensing Authority, is expressing conern at the number of Contract A. licences being taken out in his area. Many hauliers, on the other hand, are more worried about the number of C licences being taken out and the thstraction of road traffic by railway tgreed rates.

These were the main points thrashed put at an inquiry, last week, when Mr. F. Rose, of Blackrod. Lanes, applied for an extra vehicle. His figures thawed greatly increased carryings, potwithsta.nding the fact that he had Illotted anew vehicle on contract to tne of his customers and had lost the 84

traffic of another customer, to the extent of £300 per month, by reason of " agreed charges allowed to this customer by the railway companies, which he could not touch."

During the discussion, Mr. H. Backhouse, C.M.T.I.A. solicitor, pointed out that Parliament had, no doubt, contemplated that there would be few contract licences and, in fact, there were few in which the contract was correctly drawn up. Not many employers would give what any lawyer would regard as a proper contract.

Decision was reserved. T.G.W.U. DEALS WITH REACTIONARIES.

Fallowing investigations, into the disturbing influence of unofficial movements within the Transport and General Workers Union, the executive council, on Tuesday, decided, it is understood, to expel three leaders. of the rank-and-file movement in the busmen's section, and to suspend four others from office for periods ranging from three to five years.* Four of the men were members, of the central bus committee, one also being a member of the executive.

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