HC Deb 12 April 1920 vol 127 c1367

asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to the action of the London Underground Railways Company enforcing a charge of 1s. 2d. on a small portable typewriter weighing under five pounds, and carried by a passenger whose fare may be only 1d.; if he will say under what statute the right of levying this charge is made; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


I am in communication with the railway companies on the subject. The enactments are numerous, and I can only refer my hon. Friend to the company's private acts. Though legally I do not think it either just or expedient to enforce such charges for the particular class of small light hand typewriting machines, and I am dealing with the matter in that spirit.