HC Deb 11 August 1920 vol 133 c429W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that it has been the usual practice among railway companies to allow any person who travels by workmen's train to do so at the workman's fare, he will make inquiries as to whether any railway companies are contemplating differentiation; and whether, in that case, the authority for the Ministry for the differentiation will be necessary, and, if necessary, will be withheld?


The whole subject has recently been under review by the Railway Rates Advisory Committee, who have made certain recommendations in their Report (Cmd. Paper 857), of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. In view of the probability of the recommendation receiving immediate effect, it does not appear to be necessary to institute the inquiries suggested.