HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 c283W
51. Sir E. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will discourage the adoption by local authorities of so-called free fares public transport systems.

Mr. Peyton

This is a matter for local authorities in the first instance. But public transport has to be paid for in one way or another. I would want to look carefully at any proposal put to me to see who was being asked to pay for other people's travel and on what grounds.