HC Deb 07 April 1952 vol 498 c2278
42. Captain Robert Ryder

asked the Minister of Transport if he has considered the resolutions forwarded to him by the London Passengers' Association, dated 18th March, to appoint a committee to investigate the effects of the Transport Act on London Transport Services and a board of inquiry to investigate the accounts of the London Transport Executive; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclay

Yes, Sir, I have given these resolutions careful consideration, but I am not prepared to adopt the proposals which they make.

Captain Ryder

When my hon. Friend is considering the statement which he said he would make after the Easter Recess, will he bear in mind the special hardship caused to Londoners by the increase in fares? Will he also bear in mind the fact that it now costs more to travel in London, where there is a complete monopoly, than it does to travel in the Provinces, where there is competition?

Mr. Maclay

All these considerations are very much in mind.

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