Road-transport Representation in Parliament
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THE General Election has had the fortunate effect of enabling certain representative organizations of the road-transport industry to put their case fully and emphatically before the candidates. As announced in our issue for last week, about 100 of the present Members have given an assurance that they will join the rod-transport committee of the House of Commons to hold a watching brief for the industry; thus the number of members of this committee will be tripled.
The industry still has a long row to hoe if it is adequately to combat the subversive tactics of the railways. For many years Parliament has undoubtedly been dominated by railway influence, which has also been reflected in certain sections of the National Press. Road transport has been treated for long as an interloper which has unfairly chastised the poor railways, but it is now increasingly being regarded as an excellent alternative means for transport, founded on a true basis of economics and possessing qualifications of the greatest value to trade and industry.