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Rural Bus Inquiry to Include Scotland

19th June 1959, Page 27
19th June 1959
Page 27
Page 27, 19th June 1959 — Rural Bus Inquiry to Include Scotland
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'THE committee which is being set up to examine rural transport will be free to visit all parts of the country. Mr. G. R. H. Nugent, Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, gave this information in the House of Commons last week after Sir James Duncan (Nat. Lib., South Angus) had asked whether its terms of reference would apply to Scotland as well as England and Wales.

Membership of the committee had not yet been settled, Mr. Nugent added. Other points he made in reply to questions were that the London Travel Committee had set up a special working group to promote the staggering of -working hours, and that London County Council aim to complete the underpass at Hyde Park Corner by about the middle of 1962.


A LTHOUGH primarily concerned with 1-1 civil engineering and building equipment, there were several interesting chassis at the Building Plant Exhibition at Greenford, Middlesex, from June 10-17.

Aero Maintenance Equipment, Ltd., showed several versions of their Benne's 'Marrel self-loading bucket units, including a 12-ton multi-crane assembly on a Foden eight-wheeler, complete with two • containers, and 7-ton multi-crane units on a I.eyland Beaver chassis. Michigan (Great Britain), Ltd., displayed a ThamesA.W.D. 4 x 4 with the 6heshire H.D.M.S. borer attachment.

A Lister Blackstone 400-kW. portable generating set, for -the Metropolitan Water Board, was seen on a Crane lowloading trailer.' Douglas' Equipment, Ltd., had a Perkins-engined 6 x 6 chassis, a Pathfinder 25-cwt. 4 x 4 and a 4 x 4 dumper. Brown and Tawse ,Plant, Ltd., exhibited a Hydrocon Highlander 5-ton hydraulic crane mounted on a Thornycroft Swiftsure chassis with a novel all-plastics cab, the superstructure of which was arranged for complete removal for tropical operation.


SHOULD vehicles wishing to turn left at a junction controlled by traffic lights be allowed to do so when the lights are at red? Stating that such a rule was applied in New York and Paris, Mr. R. S. Russell (Cons., Wembley South) asked Mr.0..R. H. Nugent, Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, in the House of Commons last week, if it could be introduced here.

Mr. Nugent said that it would endanger pedestrians. Green filter lights were used wherever possible.

SCAMMELL 3-TON OILER THE Scammell Scarab 3-ton mechanical 1 horse is now available with the Perkins Four 99 four-cylindered 42 b.h.p. oil engine as factory-fitted optional equipment.

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