HC Deb 22 January 1941 vol 368 c159
18. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Transport whether arrangements can be made to extend the period during which monthly return tickets are available to three months for the duration of the war?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Montague)

No, Sir. The monthly return ticket rate represents a substantial reduction, granted originally to attract traffic. In present conditions, I see no justification for encouraging travel of the type which would be assisted by return tickets at reduced rates available for a period in excess of a month.