HC Deb 26 November 1914 vol 68 cc1311-2
64. Mr. NIELD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether some additional facilities will be given to officers and men of His Majesty's Forces training throughout the country for travelling to their homes when on leave of absence beyond the charge of single fare for the return journey, especially where the training camp or depot is more than fifty miles from the place at which their homes are situate; and whether he will consider the desirability of affording recruits for the New Army the opportunity of visiting their relatives without being called upon to pay substantial sums for railway fares due to the distance of the depot from the recruiting centre?


asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, in view of the inequality in the cost of railway fares to the different homes of men now in military training, he will consider the possibility of supplying cheap tickets at a uniform rate to those who are granted leave at Christmas, or of allowing them to travel free on that occasion?


The question of giving transport to their homes at Government expense to all men after they have done a certain period of training is under consideration.


Might I ask—


I would remind the hon. Member that there are a great number of questions, and that some of these towards the end of the Paper are considered of great importance.