He talked his way to New Zealand
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ON HIS WAY from Tunbridge Wells to Newcastle, Garry Turvey, the Freight Transport Association's deputy directorgeneral, called in at the New Zealand High Commission in London for a quick word with George Gair, the Transport Minister, and a senior servant. The New Zealand Government is thinking of relaxing its extremely restrictive goods vehicle licensing system and the Minister wanted some advice.
Garry took a deep breath and in 45 minutes "covered the various phases of carriers' and operators' licensing from the Salter Committee and 1933 Road [and Rail[ Traffic Act, through Geddes, the introduction of 0 licensing, the Foster and Armitage reports, right up to the present day."
Is this a record for supersonic speech?