HC Deb 22 August 1945 vol 413 c627W
Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of War Transport if he is aware of the general irritation and vexation caused in the northern regional area as a result of the continued restrictions in respect of omnibus services and return fares; and when he is going to accede to the request of conferences of local authorities to restore the issue of return fares in excess of 10d.; extend the period of validity of the 12 journey ticket; improve the ordinary daily omnibus services and restore the Sunday morning omnibus services.

Mr. Barnes

I propose to re-introduce return fares over 10d. at a very early date. I am examining the question of extending the period of validity of 12 journey tickets. Improvements of services depend in the main on the availability of labour, but I can inform my hon. Friend that operators in the Northern Region have been authorised to restore their ordinary bus services to pre-war level on any day up to 10 p.m. and to run relief vehicles as required.