§ 67. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether the railway companies propose to run excursion trains for the Easter holidays; whether the companies propose to run such trains at cheaper rates to passengers than those applied to excursion trains during last year; and whether he will bring to the notice of the railway companies the necessity of providing cheap and plentiful excursion services at holiday times in order to revive 855 trade at all holiday resorts, both inland and coastwise?
§ Mr. NEAL
I am informed that it is the intention of the railway companies to run excursion trains at Easter under conditions and at fares similar to those in operation last year. I have no doubt the companies are fully alive to the importance of the subject raised in the last paragraph of my hon. Friend's question.