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Rail Fares

Volume 928: debated on Wednesday 23 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what increase in the retail price index can be attributed to the increase in British Railways fares since the summer of 1975.

0·3 points of the RPI can be attributed to increases in BR fares since July 1975. This represents less than 1 per cent. of the total increase in the RPI over this period.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the average annual expenditure per household on travel by British Railways in the latest convenient period; and what proportion of average household income this represented.

Average expenditure per household on rail travel by BR in 1975 was £23. This represented less than 1 per cent of average household income.