HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 cc1613-4
4. Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Minister of Transport if she is satisfied with the existing procedure whereby members of the public can make representations on proposed alterations in the rail fares and other charges imposed by British Railways; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Castle

The existing procedure is determined by the Transport Act 1962. I am considering how that Act should be amended and, among other things, I shall be reviewing its provisions on railway fares and charges.

Mr. Taylor

Is the right hon. Lady aware that British Railways in Scotland have imposed a 5s. charge on Glasgow folk whose only sin is that they have to take their holidays in Glasgow Fair Fortnight? What redress do people have against charges which appear to be unfair?

Mrs. Castle

The Transport Act, 1962, introduced by the Conservative Government, removed from the Transport Users' Consultative Committees the right to make representations about railway charges and fares. That is why I am looking at the situation.

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