Changes at IRTE
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• At an extraordinary general meeting of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers in London last week the members passed a resolution agreeing to changes in the articles of association and memorandum of the Institute.
The changes mean that there is no longer an affiliate grade but the scope of the associate grade has been extended. This week, formal application has been made to register the Institute as a charitable association. The application has been approved in principle by the Charity Commissioners. Before an association can be registered in this way, the Commissioners have to be assured that it is established for the public good, that the scope of its activities is widely spread, that it maintains a library available at all times for the use of its members and that it exists to raise standards generally.
Membership of the IRTE increased by 1000 during its jubilee year and now stands at 6000. Mr J. E. Liardet, the president, told the members that if the proposed transport managers' licence board was to be effective then all concerned would need to pay more than "lip service" when considering training programmes.