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Bid withdrawn at last minute

5th August 1966, Page 34
5th August 1966
Page 34
Page 34, 5th August 1966 — Bid withdrawn at last minute
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As1 application for 15 tippers, totalling 135 tons, on A licences (to be hired) was withdrawn at Manchester on Monday. The. applicants, Burnest Transport Ltd., were being represented by Mr. J. Booth. Mr. L. Backhouse appeared, prepared to represent 31 objectors, while Mr. T. E. Hallhead and Mr. A. H. Ashmore appeared for BRS and British Railways respectively Mr. Booth explained to the North Western deputy Licensing Authority, Mr. A. H. Jolliffe, that as recently as Friday six customer witnesses had agreed to appear in court; since then four had withdrawn and on the day of the hearing only one appeared in court. The needs of the remaining witness did not fall within the scope of the normal user, which was "chemicals, metals, fertilizers, basic slag, lime, salt and solid fuel, Great Britain".

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