HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c318W
Mr. John H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is now the index or average cost per meal covering breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner in restaurant cars and cabins belonging to British Rail; and how this compares with the position at 1st April 1974, 1973 and 1968.

Mr. Mulley

Indices for the prices of train meals, excluding VAT, are as follows:

now the latest index or cost per mile for public passenger transport by road in London, in provincial towns and cities, urban areas, and over the country as a whole respectively; and how the situation has changed since 1st April 1974, 1973 and 1968.

Mr. Mulley

The information is not available in the form requested but following are index numbers showing the change in the level of bus fares in Great Britain.

April 1968=100
All operators London Transport
April 1968 100 100
April 1972 153 169
April 1973 155 170
April 1974 168 170

In 1972, the latest complete year for which information is available, the average cost per mile to passengers was 1.6p in the whole of Great Britain and 2.2p on the London Transport network.