§ Colonel Lyons
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether his attention has been called to a pronouncement by Sir John Maxwell, the Northern Regional Transport Commissioner, speaking at Newcastle in December last, to the effect that changes by way of increased omnibus fares were bound to take place so long as omnibus undertakings were chiefly private companies; and whether this announcement was made with his approval and, if not, what steps he has taken to discourage officials holding semi-judicial appointments from making political statements.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
I have asked the Commissioner to let me have a report of what he said and I will communicate further with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as possible.