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I T is learnt that the National Farmers' Union and Scottish Chamber of Agriculture have renewed their appeal to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for an adjustment, in the forthcoming Budget, of the position relating to the licensing of agricultural tractors. It is a grievance with farmers that, under the 5s. rate, of city, they are unable to carry agricultural produce upon public roads, no matter how short the distance 'covered.

The Union and Chamber put forward the suggestion that• the 5s. rate of duty should apply where vehicles are used for the haulage of agricultural produce passing from land in the occupation of the holder of the licence to other land on the same farm in his 43::cupation, as well as to vehicles used for the haulage of necessary gear, threshing appliances, farming implements, or supplies of water and fuel reqnired for the purpose of the vehicle or for agricultural purposes.

Less Petrol Produced Last Year.

WORLD production of petroleum,: last year, amounted to 271,362,000 tons, compared with 280,075,000 tonS

in the previous year. The United States was the largest producer, with 164,740,000 tons ; second was Russia, with 29.300,000 tons, and third, Venezuela, with 27,740,000 tons.

Defence Groups in Eastern Counties.

T AST week, at Cambridge, ' Sir

Iraviland Hiley, Eastern Licensing Authority, appealed to large hauliers to assist smaller concerns in the area in the formation of group units under the emergency scheme. He said there were 50,000 vehicles in the area and each group should consist of not less than 25 and not more than 100 vehicles.

Shipping Guide for Hauliers.

THE. following is the number of ships arriving at the London docks, wharves and jetties named„ from February 17 to 25, inclusive. Dacus :—King George V, .6; Royal Albert, 3-; Royal Victoria, 5; Surrey Commercial, 8; West India, 4; South-West India, 2; Tilbury: 7; Tilbury Stage, 3; Millwall, 6; Royal, 2. WHARVES :—Hays, 6; Tilbury Jetty, 3. Regent's Canal, 1.

Extra Vehicles for Eastern Haulier.

SMING at Cambridge, last week, the Eastern Licensing Authority, Sir Haviland Hiley, granted an application by Welcla's Transport, Ltd., of Fancton, for a variation of its A licence to 'add two 5-ton vehicles to its fleet. It was stated that the applicant wished to take over the business of Mr. L. A. Ward,. of Hauxton, much of whose increased work had been done for Welch's Transport, Ltd.

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