§ 66. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Transport what is the practice of the railway companies as regards granting free railway passes to all railway directors; will he state if these passes permit free travel on every railway system in the United Kingdom; and can he state the number of railway directors to whom they are issued?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
The general practice of the railway companies is to grant free railway passes to directors over the railway upon the board of which they serve, and arrangements exist whereby passes 1299 are granted over certain other lines, but I have no information as to the total nmber of such passes which have been issued.
Sir F. HALL
Does not that mean that the public have to pay for the directors, thus causing a charge on the railways, and why should those special facilities be granted?