HC Deb 21 October 1946 vol 427 cc1290-1
12. Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is now prepared to extend the cheap fares facilities on railways.

Mr. Barnes

Already, since my announcement in July, several further facilities have been re-introduced, and others will follow as opportunity offers and railway capacity permits.

Mr. Davies

Is the Minister aware that much more could be done, without putting on additional facilities, by extending cheap fares facilities, which are limited to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to other days of the week?

Mr. Barnes

I explained at the time that there were limitations in this respect and that time would have to elapse before they could be developed.

Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew

Can the Minister say whether these cheaper facilities extend to railway steamers on the Firth of Clyde?

Mr. Barnes

Not without notice.

13. Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Transport when cheap fare facilities will be made available to school parties desirous of visiting places of educational and historical interest.

Mr. Barnes

As from 1st August last, cheap day return tickets have been available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, by prior arrangement with the railway company concerned, for organised parties of juveniles under the age of 18 travelling in parties of not less than eight.

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