HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 cc3-4
2. Mr. A. K. LOYD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will except from the 50 per cent. increase of railway fares the tickets for children going to or returning from school; and, if not willing to make this exception generally, will he do so subject to an, income limit of the parents or guardians responsible for the education of the children.


The claims of school children for exemption from the increase in railway fares have been considered very carefully, but I regret that it has not been found practicable to make a concession in their favour. The issue of season tickets to day scholars at reduced rates has not been discontinued.