§ 2. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now set: his way to recommend the abolition of the 50 per cent. excess railway fares imposed during the War or any reduction thereof?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Bridgeman)
I am afraid I cannot add to the reply given on this subject on Thursday last to the hon. and gallant Member for the Finchley Division of Middlesex.
§ Mr. FRANCE
May I ask the hon. Gentleman if, in the absence of any reduction of the fares, he can recommend a 50 per cent. increase in the accommodation?
§ Mr. PEMBERTON BILLING
Has it not been already decided that these rates should be kept in force for the next two years?
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Was not a promise given that the 50 per cent. should be taken off, and is not that promise to be redeemed?