§ 74. Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the difficulty of raising train fares by soldiers' wives or dependants when visiting soldiers sent home wounded or ill, he will arrange for a member of a soldier's family to visit him periodically, or at once if he is on the danger list, free of cost as regards railway fares?
I explained fully the conditions under which free travelling to visit wounded soldiers is allowed in a written reply to the hon. Member for South St. Pancras on the 23rd instant. I will send the hon. Member a copy. There are, I am afraid, medical objections to periodical visits.
§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
There are many cases where a woman knows that her husband is ill, and should she not out of humanity be allowed a free railway pass to see her husband?
When the hon. Member sees the copy of the answer to which I have referred, he will find that free passes are granted in certain cases, but I am not prepared to dispute the medical opinion.