§ MR. STARKEY (Nottinghamshire, Newark)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether railway companies are obliged to supply a Volunteer officer travelling on duty with a return ticket at a single fare; and, if so, whether he would take action in the case of an officer proceeding in obedience to command orders to present himself for examination who was refused this privilege.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. Haldane, Haddington)
682 Railway companies are not obliged to take officers of Volunteers at single fares for the return journey. The Cheap Train Act only provides for payment at three quarters of the fare charged to the public. Any arrangements for the payment of smaller fares than this are the result of voluntary concessions on the part of the railway companies.