HC Deb 09 February 1926 vol 191 c884W
Captain HOLT

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the increase in the price of workmen's tickets on the District Railway as compared with the pre-War price; and, in view of the hardship thus inflicted, whether he will make representations to the company with a view to a reduction being granted?

Colonel ASHLEY

I understand that the workmen's fares at present in operation on the District Railway are governed by the provisions of the London Electric, Metropolitan District, City and South London and Central London Railway Companies (Fares, etc.) Act, 1920, which provided for the issue of return tickets to workmen at the ordinary single fare with a minimum fare of 3d. If, however, my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with particulars of any workmen's fare charged by the company concerned, which he has specially in mind, I will consider whether I can usefully communicate with the company on the subject.