§ Mr. Ede
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that although there is extensive congestion at Morden Station in the early morning peak hours, the London Passenger Transport Board refuse to issue workmen's tickets overnight; and whether he will make representations to the board on this matter?
§ Captain Wallace
The London Passenger Transport Board state that the practice of issuing workmen's tickets overnight increases the congestion, which is already acute, on the last trains on which such tickets are available, and that it is difficult, if not impossible, to restrict holders of tickets issued overnight to the time prescribed for their use in the morning. The board also state that there are four windows and eight machines available for the issue of workmen's tickets at Morden Station and that the number of machines is shortly to be increased to 13.