HC Deb 08 March 1920 vol 126 c917W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, seeing that the work of commercial travellers is such that they are continuously using the railways in the interests of the general trade of the country, that such trade adds enormously to the carriage of goods and increases considerably the revenue of the railways, and in view of the fact that they cannot be regarded as ordinary members of the travelling public, ho will reconsider the decision which increases the charge for the deposit of their luggage in railway cloak rooms; and, if not, is it intended to increase such charges to the other users of railway cloak rooms?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to a similar question by the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Sir J. D. Rees) on the 18th February. As then stated, the withdrawal of the 1d. cloakroom fee is not confined to commercial travellers, but applies to all classes of travellers. The minimum charge of 2d. was imposed on the recommendation of the Rates Advisory Committee.

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