HC Deb 22 January 1918 vol 101 c813
64. Mr. E. DAVIES

asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware that the men employed at Queensferry were refused cheap railway facilities at Christmas; why they were not granted the same facilities as on previous holidays; and whether in future their former privileges will be granted them to enable them to visit their families?

Mr. KELLAWAY (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions)

I am advised that cheap railway facilities were granted to men employed at Queens-ferry, both at Christmas and at the New Year. On both these occasions the Department provided all the vouchers applied for in respect of married men. As regards single men, all the vouchers applied for at the New Year holiday were provided. At Christmas it was found possible to provide only a proportion of the total requirements of the single men, owing to the enormous demand and to the limited railway facilities.


Were 900 workmen supplied with tickets for the holidays?


My hon. Friend's figures do not correspond with the figures given me this morning. I shall be glad if he will let me have the incident he has in mind.