HC Deb 03 July 1919 vol 117 cc1167-8
81. Mr. BRIANT

asked the President of the Board of Trade if boys' and girls organisations duly authenticated by the Home Office Juvenile Organisations Committee can be conveyed by rail to camps at, in the case of those between fourteen and sixteen years of age, the same rate as cadets, and, in the case of children under fourteen, at the same rate as granted to those sent under the auspices of the Children's Country Holiday Fund?


This question is being carefully examined, but it is one of considerable difficulty, and I am not yet in a position to make any definite statement on the matter.


Can he give an assurance when it will be settled?


I hope to be able to give an answer somewhere towards the end of next week, at any rate.

86. Mr. W. R. SMITH

asked the President of the Board of Trade if special railway facilities can be given at excursion fares for recognised outings of children connected with the various schools of the country to the seaside, as was customary previous to the War?


Reduced fares have already been granted in the case of recognised school excursions to the extent explained in a recent reply to the hon. and gallant Member for the Melton Division, of which I am sending the hon. Gentleman a copy. As there, may in certain cases be some difficulty in conveying school excursions to seaside resorts, it would be well for the organisers of such outings to consult the railway company or companies concerned before making final arrangements to visit a particular place.