There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of regulating, and capping, rail fares.
Hilary Benn consistently voted for slowing the rise in rail fares
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On 4 Sep 2013:
Hilary Benn voted to call on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system.
On 9 Jan 2013:
Hilary Benn voted to cap rail fare increases and to ban the introduction of a new category of ticket for super-peak trains.
On 5 Sep 2012:
Hilary Benn voted to cap annual rail fair increases at 1% above inflation and to ban increases in excess of that limit.
On 16 May 2012:
Hilary Benn voted in favour of reducing public transport fares, and reducing VAT on fuel to help motorists and boost the economy.
On 11 Jan 2012:
Hilary Benn voted to prevent individual rail fares being increased by more than the amount of the Government's cap, which applied to average increases.