§ Lieutenant-Colonel Byers
asked the. Minister of War Transport whether he is aware that, although the new omnibus service between Shaftesbury, East Orchard and Sturminster Newton was agreed to at Reading on 20th February, no action has yet been taken owing to the delay of his 279W Department in providing the necessary licence; and, in view of the length of time that this matter has now taken, whether he will instruct his Department to issue this licence quickly.
§ Mr. Barnes
Following the inquiry, revised proposals were submitted, which the Regional Transport Commissioner approved in a letter to the company dated 6th March. In that letter the Commissioner urged that the service should be introduced at an early date. The permit has now been issued.