§ Mr. ROWNTREE
asked whether, in respect of the Railways (No. 2) Bill, it will be necessary for the Railway Commissioners, before allowing an increase in charges due to improved labour conditions, to take into account any rise in passenger fares which has already taken place since August, 1911?
My right hon. Friend is considering carefully the relation of the Bill to passenger traffic both as regards rise of cost and increase of fares, and he hopes during the Committee stage to be able to make a statement on the subject.