§ 42. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the Secretary of State for Air the losses on the railway between Cranwell and Sleaford for the years ending 31st March, 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1925; and what are the passenger fares per mile charged?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)
As the reply involves statements of figures, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Colonel WOODCOCK
May I ask the Minister what the passenger fares are now, and why they do not bear some relation to the cost of working the line?
§ Sir S. HOARE
My hon. and gallant Friend, when he sees the answer, will find that I am giving him information on that point.
§ Following is the reply:
§ As regards the first part of the question the difference between expenditure and 495 receipts (including in the latter a credit for the conveyance of Government traffic) was approximately as follows:
|For year ending 31st March:||£|
§ As regards the second part of the question, the passenger fares are:
|First class return||1||0|
|Second class return||0||9|
|Third class return||0||6|
§ Full return fare is charged for single journeys. Monthly tickets are issued to Royal Air Force personnel residing out of the station and to civilians in Air Ministry employ at the following rates: