HC Deb 15 July 1924 vol 176 c199
34. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER

asked the Minister of Transport if the Railway Rates and Charges Tribunal have in hand the consideration of a statutory schedule of workmen's fares; and, if so, when this tribunal may be expected to report?


The amalgamated railway companies have, in accordance with the provisions of the Railways Act, 1921, submitted to the Railway Rates Tribunal schedules of standard charges proposed to be made, including a schedule of charges for the conveyance of workmen. Before settling the schedules of charges, and appointing a day when the same shall come into operation, the Railway Rates Tribunal are proceeding to determine the standard revenue of each amalgamated company and other preliminary matters, upon which the tribunal is now engaged. I am, therefore, unable to say when the tribunal will be in a position to fix the charges for the conveyance of workmen.