Transport to Market Paid for "in Kind"
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AFARMER who carried goods from neighbouring farms under a socalled F licence did not make cash charges for the service, but accepted joints of meat or help with his threshing in payment, it was stated at Newton, Mont, last week.
"The applicant would do well to take advice as to the legality of his present operations," commented Mr. I. R. Lindsay, North Western Deputy Licensing Authority, when he refused a new B licence to cover a Land-Rover and trailer owner by Mr. G. Ellis, Towyn, Merioneth.
. Mr. Ellis said that as the nearest livestock carrier was 15-18 miles away from Towyn, he wanted to carry small lots for farmers in the area. It was uneconomic to hire a large lorry to take stock to the market at Welshpool.
Questioned by Mr. I. Edward Jones, for the road objectors, H. b. Evans. Dinas Mawddwy, and L. Evans, Rhydyman, he agreed that he had been carrying animals for about two years, obtaining payment "inkind."
Mr. Jones submitted that the case was similar to that of the Williams Bros. appeal, which the Transport Tribunal refused because the appellants had not only asked the Licensing Authority to condone their failure to fulfil their expressed intentions, but to enable them to retain work obtained illegally, thus taking advantage of their own wrongdoing. it applied with much greater force in the present case, because the applicant had no licence to carry for hire or reward.
Mr. Lindsay said he did not intend to ask the objectors to call evidence. Although the witnesses were open and truthful, their work was casual and did not justify the use of additional transport.