NO OPPORTUNITY FOR NEWCOMERS
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WHEN Rae's Coaches (Wishaw), Ltd., W applied to the Scottish Licensing Authority to run a 20-minute circular service in the Bellshill-Orbiston area, the company's representative dealt at length in his submission with the lack of opportunity open to newcomers to begin stage-carriage services.
The Central S.M.T. Co., Ltd., also applied to run a 30-minute service on the same route. Each party objected to the other's application.
The Authority granted the Central S.M.T. Co.'s application and rejected Coat of Rae's Coaches. He was bound, he said, to ask established operators in the district to provide new services, provided that need had been proved.