HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 cc154-5W
74. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Minister of Transport whether, having regard to the anomalies in fare charges in the London area where for comparable journeys from adjoining stations there may be a 30 per cent. variation, he will instruct the British Transport Commission to give priority to a comprehensive survey of travel costs in the Greater London District and to institute early in 1947 a public inquiry as a matter of urgency.

Mr. Callaghan

. I will bring my hon. Friend's Question to the notice of the British Transport Commission, but, in view of the provision of Section 76 of the Transport Act, I should not feel justified in asking them to give priority to considering discrepancies of fares in the London area, as they cannot be dealt with in isolation.