HC Deb 04 August 1924 vol 176 cc2551-2W

asked the Minister of Transport if he would approach the various railway companies with a view to their making arrangements for the conveying of children under 14 years of age at half-fare, as against the present regulation age of 12 years, seeing that wages are not earned until they are 14 years of age?


The Railway Rates Tribunal, established under the provisions of the Railways Act, 921, as the authority for dealing with railway companies' charges, have recently approved the railway companies' proposal, of which public notice was given, that half-fares should be restricted to children of three years of age and under 12 years of age, and in the circumstances I am not in a position to make representations to the railway companies in regard to the matter.