§ 24. Mr. G. THORNE
asked the Minister of Transport the names of the railway companies which are now issuing excursion tickets?
§ Mr. NEAL
The following companies were, up to the commencement of the coal strike, issuing holiday tickets at reduced fares:
912 Belfast and County Down.
Cheshire Lines Committee.
Lancashire and Yorkshire.
London, Brighton and South Coast.
South Eastern and Chatham.
Some other companies have issued cheap tickets for holiday traffic, but had ceased to do so at earlier dates.
§ Colonel MILDMAY
May I ask whether the failure of some companies to issue excursion tickets has not been due to their inability, for reasons beyond their own control, to get the necessary work done in connection with rolling stock and periodical repairs to engines?