HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c135W
154. Mr. Hogg

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent his efforts to improve Oxford omnibus services by increasing the staff have proved successful; what new accommodation has been found for new recruits to the staff; and what has been the result of the further negotiations between the company and its employees.

Mr. Isaacs

During approximately the past six months, 124 men and women have been submitted to vacancies of various kinds with the Oxford City Bus Company, of whom 56 have been accepted There is a shortage locally of the type of candidate required, and to assist the transfer of recruits from other areas, new accommodation is being provided by the company by the erection of huts at the depot. As regards the third part of the Question, I understand that the company have found themselves unable to take any course which in their view would evolve a departure from the recommendations of the Court of Inquiry as accepted by the National Council for the Omnibus Industry.