HC Deb 15 April 1946 vol 421 c2355
69. Mr. McEntee

asked the Minister of Transport when the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee held its last meeting; and when its last report was published.

Mr. Barnes

The London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee held its last meeting on 11th October, 1940. The last published report of the Committee was for the year 1937–38.

Mr. McEntee

Can the Minister say when the Committee is likely to meet again and when we are likely to get a report from it?

Mr. Barnes

I think the reasons why the Committee did not meet during the war were obvious; and with regard to the future, I am examining what the Committee shall do.

Wing-Commander Millington

Would the right hon. Gentleman agree that, although the reasons for the Committee not having met during the period of the war are obvious, the state of the traffic in London and the surrounding districts makes the reason why it should be convened as early as possible equally obvious?

Mr. McEntee

Is it not a fact that reports are being issued; and who is issuing the reports if not the Committee itself?

Mr. Barnes

The reports are not being issued under the authority of this Committee. The convening of this Committee is now being considered

Mr. De la Bère

Will the Minister look beyond the obvious?

Mr. Walkden

Will the Minister say whether advice has been given to him on the matter of cheap day and midday cheap fares on the Underground and on the Green Line coaches, and will he hurry up facilities if such he the case?