48. Major BARNES
asked the Minister of Transport if it is intended to further raise passenger fares and abolish work men's tickets?
§ Mr. NEAL
As at present advised, the Minister of Transport does not intend to take any steps to effect a further general increase in ordinary passenger fares above their present level. The discussion on the London Electric, Metropolitan District, City and South London, and Central London Railway Companies (Fares) Bill will give the House convenient opportunity of considering the question of 11 cheap fares for workmen so far as the Metropolis is concerned, and whether any modification of the present system is desirable.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Can the hon. Gentleman say what is the attitude of the Minister of Transport with regard to this matter, and whether the Government are going to back the Bill or otherwise?
§ Mr. THORNE
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Minister of Transport has made up his mind whether he is going to back the Bill or oppose it?