Prohibited Areas (Return Railway Tickets).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 21st August 1940.

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Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

asked the Minister of. Transport whether he is aware that return tickets are not issued from places in the South or Midlands of Scotland to stations in the prohibited areas; and whether he will take steps to secure that travellers to these stations are not thus deprived of the benefit of return tickets at a much lower cost than two single tickets for the same journey?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

I am told that the railways still issue return tickets to places in prohibited areas, but purchasers are warned that they will have to prove their 1.ght to enter the areas.

Photo of Mr Robert Gibson Mr Robert Gibson , Greenock

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that that reply is made known, because there is a widespread impression among Highlanders living in the Lowlands of Scotland that they are unable to get return tickets?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

Do I understand that return tickets are issued from Scotland?