HC Deb 30 June 1915 vol 72 cc1801-2
28. Mr. HOGGE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the increased necessity for pulpits in Scotland being supplied by probationers owing to the large number of ministers serving as Army chaplains; whether he is aware of the shortage of such supply owing to the number of students serving with the Colours; whether he is aware that the practice of giving weekend fares to such supply was to meet a regular practice covering the whole year, as in the case of commercial travellers; whether he is aware of the particular need for regular ministrations in Scottish churches, particularly in the country districts where so many men have given their lives for their country; and whether, in view of all these circumstances, he can see his way to place week-end fares for probationers, in the course of their regular duty, in a different category from weekend fares for pleasure or special holiday camp fares?


I am afraid I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave my hon. Friend on the 24th June.