§ Lord SCONE
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the traffic 1289W commissioners for the Scotland (Northern) area have refused Mr. Melville Ross, Forgandenny, Perthshire, permission to transport coal or livestock outside a radius of eight miles from Forgandenny, to carry more than 112 lbs. of goods outside a radius of three miles, and have refused to allow him to carry out any removals at term day; if he is aware that the railway company, the sole objector to Mr. Ross receiving a full licence, can offer to the district only inadequate facilities for transporting coal, livestock and goods, and none at all for term-day removals; and whether Mr. Ross has yet lodged an appeal, and when the appeal is likely to be heard?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I have no information regarding the case mentioned by my Noble Friend. The licensing of goods vehicles rests with the licensing authorities appointed under the Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933, who are not subject to my directions, and the appeal from any decision of a licensing authority lies to an independent appeal tribunal.