§ Mr. Watkinson
Two, Sir: One was against an increase granted by the Traffic Commissioners which the operator considered to be too low; this appeal was dismissed. The second was against increases which the Traffic Commissioners thought necessary to afford protection to another operator. I was prepared to allow this appeal, but in the meantime the appellant surrendered the licence for reasons not connected with the appeal.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
On a point of order. Can anything be done to persuade the Minister of Transport to speak up? It has been very difficult to hear. [HON. MEMBERS: "Speak up."] I think hon. Members opposite can hear me quite well. I do not know whether the Minister has anything to hide, but it would be for the convenience of the House generally if, in answering Questions, he spoke in a manner which enabled us to hear what he said.
§ Mr. Speaker
I do not know how far that is a point of order to me. There was a good deal of conversation on both sides of the House. I hope that in the debate which lies before us conditions of audibility will be greatly improved.