HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 cc1643-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the fact that the sole reason lately advanced by him against the interavailability of railway season tickets being that greater facilities for travel would increase the number of passengers, he will propose to the Railway Executive that interavailability should be granted to season-ticket holders as between the first and final stations covered by their ticket if that distance exceeds 100 miles; and whether such a condition would reduce travel by allowing the holder to spend a longer time on one day at his destination, thus rendering the number of days on which he travelled fewer, and thereby reduce the mileage travelled?


I cannot under present circumstances recommend an extension of the present arrangements as regards the interavailability of season tickets on railways. In the case which the hon. Member is understood to have specially in mind interavailability can be obtained, if required, on payment of the usual additional charge.