"Scant Respect" for Documents
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" VERY scant respect" had been paid by the West Midland Licensing Authority to documentary evidence, Mr. K. Mynett told Sir Maurice Holmes, Ministry of Transport inspector, during an appeal hearing at Birmingham I4t week.
Mr. W. K. Griffiths, trading as Air-, flow Coaches, Stone Cross, West Bromwich, unsuccessfully applied in March for an express-service licence to carry passengers to Margate, Cliftonville and Ramsgate during the summer. He had handed in lists of passengers who had inquired about travel to these destinations.
Mr. Mynett said: "If these documents are to have scant regard paid to them, what will he the logical rtsult? The operator will be forced to call many times more witnesses than at present. The traffic courts will be so congested with applications that they may well come to a standstill."
He stated that the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Co., Ltd., objectors, ran from Birmingham to Margate, hut only at night. Referring to the railways objection, Mr. Mynett said: "Those wanting to travel by road should have reasonable facilities to gratify their desires."
Mr. J. B. Griffiths, for the B.M.M.O., stated that many names on the passenger lists were those of people outside the district, which the appellant proposed to serve. Mr. R. A. Webb, for the railways, said that it had not been proved that the railway could not carry extra traffic.
129 BUSES FOR CHILDREN
Oncw Glasgow housing estates, 7,931 children are taken to school in 129 special buses, 87 of which are double-deckers and 42 single-deckers. In addition, 8,718 children are given tickets to travel on ordinary service buses.
Iii Drumchapel, where there are 4,877 primary-school children, 3,683 are conveyed by special bus and 148 are supplied with travel tickets. There are 1.409 secondary-school children, of whom 1,212 get travel tickets.
These figures have been given by Glasgow Director of Education.
TRANS-BALKAN HIGHWAY VUGOSLAV, Greek and Turkish 1 experts are to meet in Istanbul tomorrow to discuss how to finance a road linking Athens, Salonika, Belgrade. Trieste and Venice. The road will eventually extend from Salonika to Istanbul and, possibly, Ankara.
Construction of the road was first suggested by the Economic Commission for South Europe. It was proposed that it should run via Venice, Rome and Naples to Bari, where vehicles can be shipped across the Adriatic to Patras. connecting with the road linkinlAthens, Salonika and Belgrade.