HC Deb 05 August 1918 vol 109 c943W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the Railway Executive has passed a resolution or a by-law with the object of preventing holders of season tickets from recovering from a railway company the money paid for a ticket on a journey when the holder is not carrying his season ticket; and under what authority such a regulation is made?


No by-law has been made on this subject, but instructions were issued by the Railway Executive Committee some time since to the effect that season-ticket holders, when unable to produce their season tickets, should be called upon to pay full ordinary fare. The principal object of these instructions was to check fraud and to relieve the reduced staffs of the railway companies from the labour involved in dealing with applications for the refund of fares from passengers claiming to be season-ticket holders but unable to produce their tickets on demand. I understand that one of the conditions on which season tickets are issued is that they shall be produced on demand.