HC Deb 22 February 1915 vol 70 cc7-8
13. Mr. HOGGE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the usual railway facilities will be given during the forthcoming flat-racing season?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

I am informed that the Railway Executive Committee have decided to discontinue cheap bookings to race meetings, but the companies will endeavour, as far as lies in their power, to run such trains as may be necessary at ordinary fares or at special fares above the ordinary fares.


Does this apply to the transport of horses?


I understood the question to apply to passengers. As regard animals, I should like to have notice.

17. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Postmaster-General whether the usual postal facilities will be given to race meetings during the forthcoming flat-racing season?


Since the outbreak of the War the telegraph staff has been so depleted by the large numbers who have joined the Military and Naval Forces of the Crown that I have been unable to spare staff to attend at race meetings and other special events of a like character. It will be impossible to supply the usual telegraph facilities at grand stands during the forthcoming flat-racing season.