Sheep Not Attested '
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A S sheep are immune from tuber
culosis, can they be classified with attested animals and carried in vehicles mithorized for the transport of attested beasts?
This question was put to the Newport, Salop, Court last week. The West Midland Licensing Authority prosecuted Mr. F. J. Arrowsmith, a Lilleshall livestock haulier, for carrying sheep in a vehicle licensed for the conveyance of attested herds.
Mr. 3. V. McKnight, for the Authority, said that as sheep were not susceptible to tuberculosis, they were not on a similar plane to attested cattle. Sheep could not be called attested animals.
Giving evidence, Arrowsmith admitted carrying sheep in the vehicle. Apart from sheep and attested' beasts, he had carried no other animals. He stated that when he had applied for his licence, he notified the Authority that he usually carried sheep and horses. [Horses are also immune.] For the defendant, Mr. D. H. Gwynne said that there was no danger in carrying sheep on a vehicle also used for attested cattle.
The chairman announced that the bench considered that " attested " meant that something-had been done to an
animal to make it so. Nothing had been said about anything being done to the sheep.
The defendant was fined a nominal 2s, 6c1., but had to pay £10 4s. 6d. costs.
STATION, GARAGE, OR BOTH?
AT a public inquiry into a proposal to build a combined bus station and garage at St. Andrews, conveneil by the Secretary of State for Scotland, the planning consultant to the town council, Mr. M. E. Taylor, said that the site was ideal for a station, but not for a combined station and garage. He declared that the council had gone against his advice in granting planning permission for a combined building.
Mr. R. Forrester, Fife area manager of W. Alexander-and Sons, Ltd., said that a station was.not an operational necessity and the company could easily do without it. The proposed scheme would cost about £16,000.
A witness claimed that it was wrong for a nationalized undertaking to issue an ultimatum to the council that there must be.a combined station Sand garage, or no station at all,
NEW I.o.T. GROUP?
A GROUP of the Institute of Trans rt may be formed to serve members in the St. Helens and Warrington areas. A meeting is to he held at St. Helens on January 16 to discuss this matter.
Mr. J. F. R. Wiggins, secretary of the Merseyside and district section, states that St Helens and,Warrington are just sufficiently remote to make members' attendance at Liverpool meetings difficult and expensive.