Two Battles Over New Bus 'Service
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FOR a second time Hants and Sussex Motor Services, Ltd., Emsworth, has successfully defended a new service against strong opposition. On both occasions the matter was -taken to
In May, 1947, the South Eastern Licensing Authority granted Southdown Motor Services, Ltd., a licence for a new service from Havant to Compton, and Hants and Sussex Motor Services, Ltd., a licendt for a new service from Emsworth to Rowlands Castle. The Hants and Sussex company had applied for permission to run from Emsworth to Compton, via Rowlands Castle.
Southdown Motor Services, Ltd., did not seek to run !thin Emsworth to Rowlands Castle, but objected to the grant to Hants and Sussex Motor Services, Ltd., and, in conjunction with the Southern 'Railway, took the matter to appeal. The Minister Of Transport upheld the . Licensing Authority's decision.
The licence was, granted for only it year and the matter came up again in July, 1948. On this occasion, Hants and SussexMotor Services, .Ltd., was opposed by Southdown Motor Services, Ltd , Portsmouth Corporation and the Railway Executive.
Southdown Motor Services, Ltd„ suggested that it should be allowed to divert certain services from Compton to Havant, Via Emsworth, and that no further licence shbuld he granted to Hants and Sussex Motors Services. Ltd. The latter company's licence was regranted, and when the three objectors appealed, the Minister upheld the Licensing Authority's decision.
. NUFFIELD HIRE PURCHASE
A FTER a break during the war years, the Nuffield Organization has resumed arrangements with the United Dominions Trust, Ltd., for the financing. of hire-purchase • and stocking agreements. There are two hirepurchase plans, under one of which the transaction is carried out directly between the dealer and the customer. In the other, United Dominions Trust iComniercial), Ltd., enters directly into ;igreement wilh the customer.