HC Deb 05 March 1917 vol 91 cc8-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether consideration has been given to the representations made to the Board that a half-hourly service of trains should be available at South Bermondsey station between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and, if so, will he state the result of such consideration?


These representations have been very carefully considered. Any extension of the present arrangements for the opening of the station to holders of workmen's tickets in the mornings and evenings would lead to serious inconvenience and delay in dealing with important Government traffic, and in the circumstances I do not see that further action can be taken in the matter.

8. Mr. REES

asked the President of Board of Trade whether arrangements are being made for reduced railway fares to and from holiday resorts during Easter, having especial regard to the fact that health is of national importance?


In view of the present conditions, I am afraid that it would be impracticable to make any such arrangements as those suggested by the hon. Gentleman.