§ 64. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Minister of Transport on what grounds he dismissed the appeal of the North-West Road Car Company against the decision of the licensing authority not to remove the restrictions on motor coach services between Manchester and London.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
In October, 1951, the licensing authority for the northwestern area refused applications by the companies concerned for unlimited duplication on their services between Manchester and London. The companies appealed to me under Section 81 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930. I upheld the licensing authority's decision. The restrictions on duplication which have been continued as a result of these decisions, have existed since 1933, and are in accordance with long-established principles applied to long distance road services competing with backbone railway services.