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Transport Policy (Rail Travel)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what studies he has made, as part of his preparations for the White Paper on Transport Policy, of schemes for unlimited travel for a given sum over specific railway routes.

Such schemes are for the Railways Board to consider as part of its marketing policies. The Government welcome sensible experiments, but any resultant loss of revenue would have to be met by savings elsewhere in the Board's budget.