HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 c1361W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received any complaints from the Grimsby district regarding the increase of workmen's fares; whether he is aware that an approximate increase of 166⅔ per cent. has been added to fares charged in 1914; and whether he will consider the possibility of these charges being reduced?


Complaints have been received respecting the workmen's fares between Grimsby and Immingham; this fare has been increased by the percentage named. The present fare between the points named is in accordance with the Rates Advisory Committee's recommendation, with the further limitation imposed by the Cabinet that no increase should exceed 2s. per week. In this case the workman travels over 12 miles for 8d.