HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 cc1082-3
81. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Transport if he is now in a position to make a statement with regard to the adjustment of the age-limit for children's tickets on the railways to correspond with the school-leaving age.

Mr. Barnes

Not yet, Sir. It is necessary to consider this matter in relation to the general financial position of the railways about which I have answered another Question.

Mr. Symonds

Can the Minister say how soon we may expect an answer on this matter, as it affects the summer holidays and is causing muddle and anxiety to people who are trying to spread over their summer holidays?

Mr. Barnes

My hon. Friend knows that this is for general casual travel and not for travel for education purposes, and in view of the figures I have given previously, I am afraid that I must consider this in relation to other financial problems of the railways.