§ 86. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether an Army Order was published last month, No. 5,845, to the effect that, in the case of soldiers on short leave from the front who lose their return tickets, they not only have to pay their fare but if they find the ticket are now refused any claim for refund in respect of the second ticket; and whether this is contrary to the railway practice in civil life?
§ Mr. TENNANT
There is no Army Order with the number mentioned. Soldiers on short leave from the front who lose their tickets and have had to pay are granted a refund in the event of their tickets being found.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Are not these the words of the Order?—"Refund—Cancellation of payment warrants. From the date of these instructions no claims for refund on lost tickets or requesting cancellation of payment warrants will be entertained."