Traders to Fight Bus Nationalization C HAMBERS of trade in the
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northeast are being urged to take definite action to oppose any endeavour to nationalize local bus services.
Following a decision a the executive committee of the North Eastern Council of the National Chamber of Trade, local organizations in the area have been asked to co-operate with the Omnibus Passengers' Protection Association by giving active support to district committees of that body. • "The need for action is vital in the three counties of Northumberland, Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire, since a scheme already exists for that part of the area and is awaiting the Minister's preliminary approval," said Mr. H. J. Jackson, secretary of the North Eastern Council, in asking for members' support. 'There is reason to believe that a scheme is also in the making for the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire."
0.P.P.A. has asked local chambers in the three northern counties to become corporate members and one has affiliated, whilst many have given promises of whole-hearted support. Various chambers are understood to have the matter under active consideration, particularly as they are anxious to be linked with 0.P.P.A. should that body be represented at any public inquiry held in connection with proposals for area schemes.
Individual members of the chambers of trade are to be asked to assist in organizing protests and to display posters.
OVER 600 people attended the annual dinner of Spurling Motor Bodies. Ltd., in London, last Saturday. Guests included Mr. G. N. Vansittart, chairman, and Sir Charles Bartlett.ananaging director of Vauxhall Motors. Ltd.. Sir Graham ham Cunningham, chairman of the Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd., and Mr. C. Rodd. chairman T. Wall and Son. Ltd.