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Railway (Increased Fares)

Volume 497: debated on Monday 10 March 1952

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79.

asked the Minister of Transport if he will refer to the Central Transport Consultative Committee the proposal of British Transport Commission to raise fares on British Railways on 1st May and report to him, before that date, on the effects that such increase would have on the budgets of the travelling public.

No. It would be appropriate to refer to the Committee only some particular matter which has arisen from the Commission's exercise of the discretion allowed by the passenger charges scheme. The Commission have not yet exercised their discretion in relation to railways outside London.