§ 88. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Minister of Transport whether it is his intention to secure for children under 15 similar privileges to those now enjoyed by those under 14, when the school age is raised, on railways and other conveyances?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I have no power to require transport authorities to extend any special concessions which they at present give by way of reduced fares for children. Railway charges are subject to the Railway Rates Tribunal, who recently approved a proposal of the railway companies to extend the age up to which children are carried at half fares from 12 to 14 years. In other cases any each concession is a matter within the discretion of the authority concerned.
§ Major GEORGE DAVIES
Is it not the fact that all children travelling by rail are under the age of 14?