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Excursion Appeal Dismissed

7th December 1951
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

f N a decision concerning an appeal

against the North-western Licensing Authority's refusal to grant a licence for a group of excursions and tours from Speke, Liverpool, an inspector of the Ministry of Transport upheld the

Licensing Authority's view that the established' operator should be favoured. The appellant, Mr. A. R. M. Jones, trading as f:1efect Coaches, appealed against the decision refusing. a 'group of excursions. and tours from Speke, and granting a new licence for, these tours to Mr. 'C. J. James (James Motor Garage), High Street, Liverpool.

For the appellant it was stated that the respondent .had a virtual monopoly in the area and that the local man should be given a fair deal. The respondent, Mr. James, was granted picking-up points at Garston Old Road, Grassendale, 'and Speke, but the passengers picked up at these points had to transfer to another vehicle. At the original hearing, objectors to Mr. Jones's application had included the Railway Executive, Crosville Motor Services, Ltd., Ribble Motor Services, Ltd., and the Lancashire United Traction Co., Ltd.

In his report, the inspector, 1%tr. E. C. P. Lascelles, declared that there was no dispute concerning the need for the excursions and tours, He did not agree with the appellant's contention that the respondent had been slow in meeting this need with his application. The appeal was dismissed with costs.

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