HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 c1634
68. Sir Reginald Blair

asked the Minister of Transport whether the discussions which took place last June to bring greater uniformity of fares from Stanmore, Metropolitan line, and Edgware, Morden tube, have brought any result?

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

The London Passenger Transport Board inform me that their discussions with the railway companies on this matter have not been concluded. I would remind my hon. Friend that these discussions are directed to securing a greater measure of uniformity of fares when the works now in progress to enable trains to be run from the Bakerloo tube section of the board's lines on to their Stanmore section are completed. I understand that this connection is not likely to be opened before the summer of 1939.

Sir R. Blair

Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman know that these discussions have been going on for more than a year; and will he do his best to expedite the London Passenger Transport Board in coming to a decision?

Captain Hudson

The Minister has no jurisdiction.