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He talked his way to New Zealand

27th November 1982
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Page 34, 27th November 1982 — He talked his way to New Zealand
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

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?

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