HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 cc1700-1
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in the British Colonies and on the Continent, Members of Parliament have free passes on the railways; whether he will approach the carrying corporations with a view to arrange that Irish Members shall have free passes to and from the House of Commons to Ireland during the session.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The Board of Trade are aware that in some countries free passes over the railways are given to Members of the Legislature. It is not proposed to take any action in the direction suggested by the hon. Member.