HC Deb 21 November 1938 vol 341 c1337
48. Sir N. Grattan-Doyle

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been directed to the serious falling off in the revenue of the railway companies; and whether with a view to avoiding the consequences of continuous reduction of revenue, he will cause a Royal Commission to be appointed to ascertain the causes and to make recommendations for putting the railways upon a sound financial basis?

The Prime Minister

I am aware of the falling-off in railway receipts. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport is receiving a deputation from the railway companies on Wednesday when this subject is to be discussed. In the meantime, therefore, it would be premature to take any decision as to possible future action.

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