HC Deb 11 July 1917 vol 95 c1912
78. Mr. E. DAVIES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the increase in railway fares, the privilege of reduced fares will be granted to the men who are engaged on work of national importance, such as coal-mining, but are compelled to live long distances from home, in some cases 150 miles, as it would tend to alleviate unrest if facilities could be so given the men to visit their families at intervals?


I am not aware of any instance in which coal miners have to travel 150 miles in order to visit their homes, but if the hon. Gentleman will give me particulars I will consider them.