HC Deb 11 July 1932 vol 268 cc899-900
77. Mr. ALAN TODD (for Mr. TURTON)

asked the Minister of Transport on how many days the Railway Rates Tribunal sat during the years 1930–31 and 1931–32; how many applications it disposed of during the same period; and what was the total cost of the tribunal in each of the two years?


As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

During the year ended 31st March, 1931, the Railway Rates Tribunal sat on 26 days and disposed of 19 cases. In the year ended 31st March, 1932, they sat on 22 days and disposed of 22 cases. The cost of the tribunal was £13,464 in 1930–31 and £13,600 in 1931–32. The cost, less the amounts of fees and proceeds of sale of publications, is recovered from the four amalgamated railway companies.