HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 cc25-6
34. Mr. F. HALL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what travelling facilities are at present afforded to seamen in the Navy to visit their homes when on leave; and if it is proposed to make special arrangements with the railway companies or to make travelling allowances to the men in order to assist them in reaching their homes when on shore?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Churchill)

With regard to the first part of the question, all the principal railway and steamship companies allow naval ratings to travel at a single fare for the double journey when proceeding on leave. As regards the second part of the question, the general arrangements connected with the travelling of men proceeding on leave are under consideration.


Does the right hon. Gentleman expect to report to the House in the near future with regard to the proposed alterations?

No answer was returned.


Then was the statement that the right hon. Gentleman made when introducing the Estimates really not intended to be carried out?