HC Deb 14 July 1919 vol 118 c36
69. Mr. DOYLE

asked the Prime-Minister whether, in view of the reluctance of the Government to either defray the cost of postage of Members to their constituents or the railway expenses of Members travelling to and from their constituencies, of the inequality of the incidence of travelling expenses as between Members residing at long and short distances from London, respectively, of the increase of such expenses owing to increased railway charges, and the ever-accumulating volume of correspondence, he can see his way to grant relief to the majority of Members by withdrawing their salaries and substituting free postage and railway passes?


I promised that the question of railway travelling would be considered, and I hope that the decision of the Government may be announced next week.