HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 c417W
59. Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Minister of Transport what special factors will be taken into account when the new carrier licensing authority is examining the criteria of speed; and whether this will be strictly on a door-to-door basis.

Mr. John Morris:

Licensing authorities will assess the importance of speed by reference to the needs of the person for whom the goods in question are to be carried and the nature of these goods. Comparisons with rail will be on a door-to-door basis.