HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 c179
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state under what authority the railway companies of the United Kingdom are enabled to enforce a deposit upon season ticket holders varying in amount and only returnable at the expiration of the period contracted for; and whether there are any regulations defining the amounts so charged.


The issue of the season tickets at reduced rates is a purely voluntary proceeding on the part of railway companies, and the terms upon which they are issued are therefore a matter of arrangement between them and their customers.