§ 62. Sir Reginald Blair
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the overcrowding on the Edgware and Morden tube, he will make representations that the fares from Stanmore, Middlesex, be made to correspond with those from Edgware, and so assist to ease the existing congestion?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Captain Austin Hudson)
I am assured that the board will take all practicable steps at the earliest opportunity to bring about greater uniformity between these fares and those charged on their Edgware line.
§ Captain Hudson
I think it follows from my answer that this matter is under active consideration, and therefore there is the possibility that that desirable state of affairs will be brought about.
§ Mr. Attlee
Is it not a fact that this is controlled by the main line railways, who prevent the bringing down of the local services because of the fares on their lines, which nobody uses?