HC Deb 07 November 1918 vol 110 c2304
75. Major HUNT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can ascertain from the committee of general managers of railways the present number of season-ticket holders between London and Brighton, the number of applications for renewal they have received this year, and the number of aliens holding tickets, together with their qualification for so doing, as against the number of British-born subjects who have been refused, and their status and qualifications?


As regards the first part of this question, I am informed by the Railway Executive Committee that the figures asked for could not be given without the expenditure of a considerable amount of time and labour, and I do not think that, in existing circumstances this would be justifiable. As regards the latter part of the question applicants for season tickets are not required to furnish particulars of their origin and such particulars are not on record?

Major HUNT

How is it aliens are able to get relief and not British subjects?


I do not think it is so.