Mr. ROSTRON DUCKWORTH
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that many corporations arrange for permits on their municipal transport services, usually against the payment of a lump sum, to enable their officials to travel about on duty; that the traffic commissioners have now announced that trey regard this practice with disfavour, and are making detailed inquiries into all such permits with a view to restricting them; and whether he can give an assurance that this practice, which has worked satisfactorily for many years, shall not be interfered with?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I have no information as to the actions or views in this matter attributed by my hon. Friend to the Traffic Commissioners. It is one for the Commissioners to decide, subject to the rights of appeal to me given by Section 81 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930.