HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c336
87. Mr. WILES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that many Metropolitan constables have been recruited from rural districts and that the cost of travelling is prohibitive in the case of men with small weekly wages, the Government would advise the railway companies to issue privilege tickets to police going on annual leave, so that they and their families may assist their relatives and friends, many of whom are farmers, in gathering in the hay, fruit, and corn harvests?


I fear that, in the circumstances at present existing, it would not be possible to arrange that police constables or other officials going on annual leave should be granted the privilege of travelling at specially reduced fares.