§ 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.
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I understood the question to apply to passengers. As regard animals, I should like to have notice.
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Hobhouse)
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.