HC Deb 12 March 1917 vol 91 c692
6 and 7. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware (1) that in consequence of the booking of workmen's tickets at the various railway stations on the Metropolitan District Railway and the Great Eastern Railway not later than 7.30 a.m., many thousands of people have to loiter about at the various railway stations on account of many of them not starting work before 8.30 and 9 o'clock a.m.; will he bring the matter before the railway managers' executive, with a view to having workmen's tickets issued up to 8 a.m.; and (2) is he aware that many thousands of workpeople are called upon to work on Sundays; if he is aware that there are no workmen's tickets issued for Sunday morning travelling; and if he can see his way clear to advise the railway managers' executive to issue workmen's tickets on Sunday mornings on the same conditions that they are issued on week days?


I am doubtful whether it would be practicable to extend the issue of workmen's tickets as suggested, but I will consult the Railway Executive Committee.