HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 c1359W

asked the Minister of Transport whether consideration is being given to the possibility of reinstating day and half-day excursions on Saturdays and Sundays at the lowest possible fares, and walking-tour and pleasure-party tickets at pre-war rates, plus 75 per cent.; and whether he is aware that if these can be reinstated much additional revenue will accrue?


The question of reinstating excursion trains is constantly engaging the attention of the Ministry and the railway companies. The right hon. Member will no doubt be aware that during the last two months it has been found possible on my initiative to run a number of excursion trains on Sundays and a few on Saturdays at a single fare for the return journey. The question of issuing tickets at fares lower than the ordinary fares to pleasure parties, etc., is under consideration by the Rates Advisory Committee.