HC Deb 14 March 1901 vol 90 cc1553-4
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any, and, if any, how many railway companies besides the Great Eastern have arranged to supply soldiers, reservists, and sailors in uniform with non-alcoholic refreshments at railway station bars at a reduced price; and will he state what steps have been taken to acquaint the men of this concession.


Communications on this subject have been made to all the principal railway companies. As soon as the arrangements which are in progress have been completed they will be made known.

MAJOR RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)

Will the noble Lord inquire as to the indifferent quality and high prices of the provisions before forcing them down the throats of the men?


And will he take steps to inform the men of the concession made in their favour?


It is of no use acquainting them of the fact until the concession has actually been granted by more than one railway company.