66. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Transport how many appeals have been lodged against the take-over prices offered by him under the Road Transport Act; and how many have been heard up to date by the independent tribunal appointed by the Lord Chancellor.
§ Mr. Barnes
I assume that the hon. Member means to refer to applications to the Transport Arbitration Tribunal to determine disputes as to the amount of compensation which the British Transport Commission offers when road haulage undertakings are acquired by them under the Transport Act, 1947. Up to date 35 such applications have been lodged. Of these the Tribunal has so far heard three cases.