§ 8. Mr. SEDDON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the conces- 3 sion to members of cadet organisations to travel at single fare for a double journey can be extended to boy scouts and similar organisations, representing over 500,000 boys, attending camps for physical training?
§ 28. Lieut. Colonel Lord HENRY CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether lie is in a position to announce what facilities can be given for the conveyance by railways of approved organisations of boys and girls to camps'?
I will reply to these questions together. I have arranged with the Railway Executive Committee to extend the concession of the single present day fare for the double journey to parties of boys and girls travelling to and from camps under the auspices of the Home Office Juvenile Organisations Committee. This extended concession will apply to the Boy Scouts Associations and the Girl Guides and similar bodies recognised by that Committee, and it is granted on the understanding that the parties will travel by such trains and on such days as the railway companies decide, that journeys in both directions will take place as far as possible in the middle of the week, and that journeys during the weeks preceding and following the August Bank Holiday will have to be excluded altogether.
§ Mr. BRIANT
Is there any limitation of age? There is no age limit in the communication from the Railway Executive Committee. Will the concession also apply in the case of camps for Poor Law children?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The hon. Gentleman knows that I have been in communication with him, and I thought that the Railway Executive Committee had agreed to that for which he asked. I should like notice of the hon. Gentleman's question with regard to the age limit. I do not Chink that it has been answered by the Railway Executive Committee.