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7th March 1996, Page 16
7th March 1996
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Keywords : Kinglassie

• Scottish TC Michael Betts has refused to accept the surrender of Kinglassie Auto Salvage's licence, and has given the firm three weeks' notice of his intention to revoke it on maintenance grounds, and disqualify proprietor William Edmiston from holding a licence. The LA has suspended the licence in the meantime.

Claim dismissed

• A Leeds industrial tribunal has rejected a claim by driver Steven Platts that he was sacked by Hays Distribution because he was a trade union member. The tribunal was satisfied that Platts was dismissed after three weeks because of a reluctance to carry out his duties as instructed.

Archer curtailed

• Maintenance problems have led to the licence held by Archer Transport, of Glasgow, only being renewed for eight vehicles and two trailers, and not the 12 vehicles and two trailers applied for. Scottish TC Michael Betts intimated that he wouldn't consider any increase for a year.

Outstanding debt

• Consideration of disciplinary action and renewal of the licence of Carmarthen-based Alfred Herbert was adjourned until April because £1,500 in fines and back duty are outstanding. South Wales TC John Mervyn Pugh warned that if there was money still outstanding in April, Herbert would not be allowed to continue.

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