Bus Fares (North-East Essex)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Stephen Swingler Mr Stephen Swingler , Newcastle-under-Lyme 12:00 am, 24th July 1968

No, Sir. The hon. Member probably knows that these matters must go before the Traffic Commissioners. It has long been the law that there is no delay. Once the Traffic Commissioners have arrived at a judgment, the increase can be implemented immediately, but that is without prejudice to my right hon. Friend's decision on the appeal. I make no comment whatever on the merits, because my right hon. Friend has decided that there should be an independent inquiry and he will decide the matter on the basis of the inspector's report.