§ Mr. W. CARTER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the organisers of the Sunday school trips from Mansfield to Cleethorpes have been informed by the railway companies that the charges for the return journey will be 8s. 11d. for those over fourteen years of age and half rates for those under the age of fourteen; whether he is aware that the pre-war rates were 3s. and 1s. 6d. with 7 per cent, discount; and, as the rates will make it impossible for any but a very few to avail themselves of joining in the excursion, will he consider the desirability of fixing the rates at pre-war prices?42W
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The charges mentioned do not appear to exceed those allowed in respect of school excursions, which were explained in a recent reply to the hon. and gallant Member for the Melton Division, of which I am sending the hon. Gentleman a copy. I fear I cannot arrange for a further reduction of fares in this case.