§ 72. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Transport the number of excursion trains which have been run by the various railway companies since August to this month and the number of passengers carried by these trains; and if the provision of such trains has meant increased profit revenue to the various companies?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
The information required is not yet available, but arrangements have been made to include in the four-weekly railway statistics particulars of the number of excursion passengers carried and the receipts therefrom. So far as I can judge from the returns already received, the provision of excursion facilities in August was financially justified.