HC Deb 07 November 1934 vol 293 cc1028-9
47. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Minister of Transport whether in view of the dissatisfaction of motor-coach owners with the present procedure of dealing with appeals from the decisions of the Road Traffic Commissioners under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, he will consider the desirability of introducing amending legislation which will enable an independent appeal tribunal to be set up to deal with these matters?


This question was discussed by my predecessor with representatives of the industry, and procedure was modified in various directions. I do not think that at present it would be opportune to propose further legislation.


Having regard to the hardship which is being caused to private owners, and the great expense which appeals entail at the present time, will the Minister give consideration to the suggestion I have made?


I shall be most hapy to give consideration to my hon. and gallant Friend's proposal. I would point out that, in dealing with these appeals, I am advised by an independent officer, and not by officers of my Department.