HC Deb 17 January 1968 vol 756 cc567-8W
64. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has to compensate hauliers of fish sent from north-east Scotland for the loss of trade which her proposed deprivation of transport facilities by road will impose on them.

Mr. Carmichael:

These proposals are not designed to encourage any uneconomic transfer of traffic from road to rail. The present licensing system gives no right to a new carrier licence when an existing one expires. The position will be no different under the new system.