§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the resentment felt by office, factory, and other workers who are compelled to travel from Leyton and suburban Essex at the imminent 5 per cent, increase in fares proposed by the Railway Rates Tribunal, and that the interests and burdens of the travelling public have not been and cannot be adequately considered by that tribunal; and whether he will initiate a comprehensive survey of the whole question with a view to preventing this and any other increase in fares either by a pooling of all transport revenue in the London Passenger Transport Board area or otherwise?
§ Captain Wallace
The revision of the fares of the London Passenger Transport Board and on the London suburban passenger services of the main line railway companies is governed by the provisions of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1933. I see no reason for proposing to Parliament that those provisions, which were the subject of careful and exhaustive examination during the passage of the Act, should be altered. I would remind the hon. Member that the receipts of the board and of the suburban passenger services of the main line companies are already pooled, as required by the Act.