HC Deb 30 May 1921 vol 142 cc564-5
16 and 17. Mr. GILBERT

asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether, on the resumption of normal railway traffic, he will urge on the various railway companies the desirability of issuing tourist tickets for the holiday months with the same facilities for alternative routes and stopping-off privileges as were granted by the companies on tourist tickets issued before the War;

(2) whether any arrangements have been made by all or any of the railway companies to issue cheap return tickets available specially for weekends, namely, from Friday to Monday or Tuesday; can he state at what rate of fare such tickets will be issued; and whether such tickets are limited for issue to certain stations, or if they will be issued from and to all stations on any railway company's system?


The railway companies have already been requested to grant reduced fare facilities in all cases where, in the opinion of their responsible managers, an increase in net revenue will result, and I have no reason to doubt that the companies in their own interests will act accordingly as soon as they are in a position to provide the necessary facilities.