HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1891-2
59. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he has taken to facilitate motor-coach travel to the Empire Exhibition at Glasgow this summer?

Mr. Burgin

I am anxious to see that all possible travel facilities are organised in connection with this important Empire Exhibition. The Traffic Commissioners, who are charged with the duty of authorising motor coach services, have published notices in their weekly publications reminding operators that early application should be made for licences to run services in connection with the Exhibition.

Sir T. Moore

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, will he remember that a great many visitors to the Exhibition will inevitably have to live on the West Coast and will he, therefore, make arrangements for long-term traffic tickets, as well as for short-term traffic tickets for visitors to the Exhibition?

Mr. Burgin

The hon. and gallant Member will understand that it is not my business to make the arrangements. That is the duty of the Traffic Commissioners. I have intimated that I am anxious that facilities should exist, and in pursuance of that the Traffic Commissioners have caused notices to be issued calling everyone's attention that application must be made to the right place and in good time.

Mr. Maxton

Will the right hon. Gentleman call the attention of visitors to the Exhibition to the advantages of Bridgeton as a good place to live in?

Mr. Mathers

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that already arrangements have been made for a service over a very wide area by road and rail at very cheap fares to Glasgow during the period of the Exhibition?