§ 22. Mr. PURCHASE
asked the Minister of Transport whether the railway system of this country is now running at a profit; whether it will be possible for him to hand over the railways to the companies without any further charge upon the Exchequer; and, if not, whether he has any estimate of the amount of this item?
§ 23. Mr. G. THORNE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state the financial results of increasing passenger fares?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I would refer my hon. Friends to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister yesterday, to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Stratford (Mr. Lyle).