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More Steel : Threat by Government

18th November 1949
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

I T was stated by. Nfr. LP. Lord, a luncheon in Glasgow, on Tuesday, that the allocation of steel to the motor industry will :be increaSed by 10 per cent. from January next: .

It is also under.stood that the Governmerit has threa.tened that if the commer: cial-vehicle makers do 'not. conform with its export requirements and allocation of vehicles ,to the home market, distribution of these will be taken over by the Government.

FARMERS COMPETE WITH HAULIERS. • THE question of farmers being hit by increased taxation ert agricultural tractors was again raised in the House of Commons' a feW dayi ago.

Sir Stafford Cripps, Chaneellor of the Exchequer, stated in a Written answer that the 5s. tax was imposed in 'period of war-time stringency. Now that 'the shortage of commercial vehicleS was past, these tractors were able to cotbpet° with vehicles on Which the ftill 'rate of tax was. paid--a situation criticized by hauliers. The n& £12 tax to which tractors used on The roads willnow become liable'. was niuci. less. than the rates applicable to `Commereially -owned tractors and was the rate obtaining before the War. • •


. SCHOLARSHIP A PPLICATIONS for the 1950_ Shyer .1-1.Jubilee Scholarship are invited-. by the Institute of Transport, 80, Portland Place, London; W.1. The value of the award does . not exceed £150. The member granted the scholarship also qualifieS .for -.the F.: C. Coleman .award of £50, on the understanding that he follows a trarisPort career.

Amongst forthcoming Institute branch Meetings are the following:-November 22, Lecture on time-tables by A. E.'Arigliami City. Transport Offices, Leeds.' 7 p.m. Lecture, The Philosophy of Transport." by R. W. Birch, M.Inst.T., North British' Hotel, Edinburgh. 5.30 p.m. November 25, Lecture, "The Heart of a Motorbus," by A. C. Elphick, A.M.Inst.T., City Transport Offices, Nottingham,


S forecast by "The Commercial 1-1 Motor" last week, the Management' Committee of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has decided that a Commercial Vehicle Show will be held in 1950:


A N application by M'Kelvie and Co., %Ltd., Bari-bead. to run tours to the French and .It t 1-i an Rivieras was adjourned, last week, by the Scottish Licensing Authority. The Scottish Motor Traction Co., Ltd., Western S.M.T. Co., Ltd., Cotter's Motor Tours and the Railway Executive objected.

Mr. Hugh M'Kelvie, a director, said that there was no company running

Continental tours direct from Scotland. His company's tours, if licensed, would cover ,about 2,700_ miles at. an estimated all-in costof.t50,' with picking-up points at Paisley, Glasgow and Edinburgh: „ Nearly .a. dozen witneSkes were Called by The applicant and objectors. "PULE-UP" INQUIRY?

A RESOLUTION that: an early inquir y be made to -.determine the trunk-road parking and accommodation facilities . required for Vehicles . and :drivers, put forward by . the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary; . was carried at the Scottish. Road Safety Congress, held in Ayr last week. _ The congress will recommend. the _Ministry of Transport that some forni of control, to be operated only by the driver or conductor, should. be fitted to

• bus doors. ' • OBITUARY

•WE much regret to announce .the death, on November 9,of Ma. HUGH WANLESS IVIAYNE, a sales official

• of the Daimler Co., Ltd. He was a most popular member of the indOstry and will be missed by many.

We regret to record also the death of MR. D, H. MAXWELL, a well-known Glasgow haulier and, remover.


AN open . meeting of operators of extended tours. is to be held by the . _ . Passenger ..Vehicle Operators'. :AsSociatidn.'at 14.6 New Band Street : Uondon, 'W.1, on .November 29, . at .:2.30 p.m. Any matter Of interest -affecting extended tours will be discussed.

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