HC Deb 26 April 1938 vol 335 cc22-3
41. Mr. Lunn

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consult with the railway and other transport companies with a view to providing facilities and cheap fares for schoolchildren from all parts of Great Britain to visit the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow, similar to what was provided for schoolchildren to visit the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Captain Austin Hudson)

My right hon. Friend is informed by the railway companies that they are providing facilities and cheap fares for children visiting the Empire Exhibition at Glasgow which will be more favourable than those which were available for the Exhibition at Wembley in 1924–25. I have no doubt that the operators of road transport will appreciate the desirability of facilitating the attendance of children at the Exhibition, but my right hon. Friend's position under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, precludes him from consulting with them on the question of facilities or fares.