Bristow to Appear Before Authority
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THE Metropolitan Licensing
Authority is to hear on July 18 the case of C. Bristow, Ltd., 123 Solebay Street. London, E,3. for consideration under Section 9 (4) of the 1953 Act.
As reported in The Commercial Motor on June 10, the Transport Tribunal suggested that he might consider suspending or revoking the A licence renewed by the company last year. The British Transport Commission successfully appealed against the Authority's decision to add six vehicles to the A licence of the company. The Tribunal held that the grant was procured by misrepresentations.
NEW VENTURE FOR CDR. HARE
THE formation of Windsorian Holdings, Ltd. (reported in The Commercial Motor on June 24) to take over Windsorian Motor Coach Services, Ltd., is an interesting development.
Among the directors of the-new company are Cdr. F. T. Hare, founder of Devon Motor Transport Co., and Cornwall Motor Transport Co., which he sold to the National group. Later he founded the Overseas Motor Transport Co., Ltd., in Africa (subsequently the African Transport Co.). which he sold last year.
Another director is Mr. R. E. Brown, sales director of Duple Motor Bodies, Ltd. A third director, Mr. D. E. C. Hayes, was formerly in charge of the Overseas Motor Transport subsidiaries in Dar-es-Salaam and Mombasa. Before that time he was traffic manager of Bombay Tramways.
Windsorian Motor Coach Services run about 33 vehicles on express services and excursions and tours.
Ks. MORE FOR MILK WORKERS? I T is proposed to increase the wages
of adult transport workers in the 'milk distributive trade by 8s. a week, with proportionate advances fOr women and juniors. The additional rate for night duty (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) is to be increased by 2d. an hour to a minimum of 6d. an hour.
There is a movement. afoot for a claim for a substantial increase in wages for transport employees in the transport and dairy sections of the retail co-operative societies.
As from May 23, the Wages of transport employees of the British Oxygen Co.. Ltd., have been raised by 15s. a week..
BIG CUT IN EXPORTS
MANUFACTURERS were having to curtail exports of thousands of vehicles_ a week because of the dock strike. the Society _of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said last week. Shipments to Australia, New Zealand. South Africa and India had been particularly affected.
In addition, few ships were available for Central hnd South America,. where the limitation of licences might cause orders to be cancelled.