HC Deb 01 July 1920 vol 131 c685W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department has been furnished with statistics of directors and officials who are given free railway passes along railways of the United Kingdom other than those railways of which they are directors or officials; if so, whether he can give the figures; and whether he can use his influence to reduce this relief of the well-to-do, as was done in the case of the free motor cars for official use?


The answer to the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is in the negative. The second part does not, therefore, arise. As to the last part, I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that the privilege in question has been of long standing, and in view of the temporary relationship existing between the Government and railways, it cannot conveniently come under review.