Transport (Railway Season Tickets, Liverpool).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 26 July 1934.

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Photo of Major Thomas Jesson Major Thomas Jesson , Rochdale

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the travelling rates charged to season ticket holders by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company in the Liverpool district are substantially higher than in any other district; and whether, bearing in mind that there is not now the severe omnibus competition to contend with, he will represent to the railway company that they should review their charges and bring them down to a more equitable basis?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

The Minister is not aware that the rates charged to season ticket holders by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in the Liverpool district are substantially higher than in any other district. The standard rates for season tickets on the railways a the amalga- mated companies were settled by the Railway Rates Tribunal under the provisions of the Railways Act, 1921, and he is informed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company that the rates charged by them for season tickets in the Liverpool district are either the standard rates or rates below the standard. My hon. Friend has no jurisdiction in this matter.

Photo of Major Thomas Jesson Major Thomas Jesson , Rochdale

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that in Scotland—in Glasgow—it is possible to travel twice as far for 50 per cent. less than the rate that has to be paid in Liverpool?