§ 76. Mr. STURROCK
asked the Minister of Transport whether, before making a final decision in regard to increasing railway passengers' fares, he will cause inquiry to be made into the costs of operating the present system of frequently examining season tickets, with a view to cutting down expenses?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
Before any increase is made in railway passengers' fares the subject will be referred to the Rates Advisory Committee, who will, I am sure, consider all questions relevant thereto. The systematic examination of tickets results in the collection of a considerable revenue, which the companies would otherwise lose.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Before any increase in railway fares, or any action is taken by the Government to increase the working expenses of the railways, will the House itself be consulted?