HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 cc224-5W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Transport under what authority he proposes to abolish or alter the status of the Railway Rates Tribunal?

Captain Wallace

It is not proposed, in present circumstances, to abolish the Railway Rates Tribunal, nor to limit their jurisdiction except in regard to the general level of charges and, in very special circumstances, the level of particular charges. Such limitation as is necessary will be effected by regulations made by Order-in-Council under the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, or by Orders made under such regulations.