HL Deb 23 July 2001 vol 626 cc166-7WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In what other European countries are the fares for metropolitan underground rail transport equal to or greater than those charged for travel by metropolitan underground rail transport in London. [HL462]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Direct comparisons of fares between European cities are not possible. A number of factors including the varying location, length and frequency of journeys, travel concessions offered and wider geographic and demographic differences make any meaningful comparison difficult.