HC Deb 03 March 1927 vol 203 cc585-6W

asked the Minister of Transport the grounds on which he has refused consent to the application of the Stockton-on-Tees Corporation, under the Stockton-on-Tees Corporation Act, 1919, to run omnibuses on a route from Port Clarence to Seaton Carew and West Hartlepool along the main road constructed some time ago by the Tees Conservancy Commissioners; and if he will reconsider the decision arrived at on this point?

Colonel ASHLEY

I caused a public inquiry to be held at Stockton-on-Tees, and after consideration of the Report of the Inspector and of the representations made at the inquiry, I was not satisfied that the corporation had made out a sufficiently good case to justify the giving of my consent in respect of this particular route, though my consent was given as regards other routes. As regards the last part of the question, I can see no reason to modify the decision which I have already given.