HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1846-7
78. Mr. LYLE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he has made, or intends to make, any representations to the railway companies, both overhead and underground, in favour of reduction of their fares, in view of the decrease in the cost of living and in the rate of payment of labour?


I have recently been in communication with the railway companies, and am informed that they have before them numerous applications for the reduction of railway rates and charges, and that these are receiving consideration. So far as the underground companies are concerned, I have closely in mind the provisions of Section 6 of the London Electric Railway Companies (Fares, etc.) Act, 1920.