HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc34-5
95. Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of War Transport when he intends to reintroduce the cheap day fares on the railways.

Mr. Barnes

I have come to the conclusion that traffic conditions at the moment do not permit of the restoration of cheap fares on the railways. I propose to review the matter in the near future.

Mr. Davies

Is the Minister aware that in the provinces many trains are running very lightly loaded, and that there, at least, it would be a convenience to the public if they could have cheap fares without injuring the traffic position generally?

Mr. Barnes

I am afraid that these arrangements could not be altered or applied according to the traffic which any particular route or train carries.

Mr. De la Bère

We want better and cheaper travel facilities.