HC Deb 07 June 1939 vol 348 cc424-5W
Sir P. Harris

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has approved the new scale of fares fixed by the London Passenger Transport Board; and whether he proposes to do anything to protect the London travelling public from the increases, which in many cases will cause very serious hardships?

Captain Wallace

Under Section 29 of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1933, statutory jurisdiction over the fares charged by the London Passenger Transport Board resides in the Railway Rates Tribunal who have power, on the application of a local authority, or (in any case where the board have not themselves power to make the alteration in fares which they desire to make) on the application of the board, to revise the fares or any of them charged or chargeable by the board or modify any conditions applicable to such fares.

The hon. Baronet will see that in these circumstances I have no power to intervene