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PERMIT SYSTEM. ABANDONMENT PROBABLE. TO CEASE THIS WEEK-END. IFrom Oar Own Parliamentary Reporter.] WELLINGTON, September 17. If it is at all possible, the restrictions on railway passenger traffic are to be discontinued after this week. That was the message of hope which the Prime Minister and Minister of Railways (Rt. Hon. W. F. Massey) gave to the House of Representatives this afternoon. Mr J. A. Nash (Palmerston) asked the Prime Minister if he would immediately remove the permit system. The hon. member remarked on ,pne anomaly of the operation of the system. While, at some of the northern stations, permits could be secured from 6.30 a.m. onward, in Wellington they were not issued until 9 a.m., and passengers from the ferry boat were absolutely blocked until that hour. Mr Massey replied that he had discussed the matter with the General Manager of Railways that morning. He knew, from letters which he had received, how exceedingly irritating the system of permits was to the public, and he had given instructions that, if it were at all possible, the permits should be discontinued after this week.

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Sun, Sun, Volume VI, Issue 1746, 18 September 1919

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THE RAILWAY SERVICE. Sun, Volume VI, Issue 1746, 18 September 1919