asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there is a new order in force whereby the travelling public is further handicapped, in addition to the 50 percent. increase on railway fares, by the deduction of 1s. on all amounts due for refund on unused rail- 382W way tickets; whether this order has been issued by the Railway Executive; whether it applies to all, and, if not, what railways in the United Kingdom are exempt: and whether, in view of the great hardship inflicted in industrial areas on workmen travelling short distances to and from their work, steps will be taken to have the order cancelled?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given on this subject on the 6th May to the hon. and gallant Member for North-East Leeds, of which I am sending him a copy.