§ 66. Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an Order of universal application, for the duration of the War, has been made whereby on account of the restricted train service return tickets are made available for the return journey by any route that suits the Convenience of the holder of the ticket 312 irrespective of the fact that the route selected by the traveller for the return journey is owned by a different railway company to the company which originally issued the ticket, provided that both railway companies come under the jurisdiction of the Railway Executive Committee; and, if so, whether this Order overrides any local Orders or exceptions that an individual railway company may have made?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Wardle)
No such general Order has been made. The general practice now is that passengers holding ordinary tickets covering points directly served by two or more companies' routes arc allowed to travel, for the throughout journey only, by any of such recognised routes.
§ Mr. RENDALL
Arising out of that reply, may I ask the hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that season ticket holders are not allowed this convenience?