§ 10. Mr. ATKEY
asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that under certain of the Government schemes for the disabled a single man is penalised in the matter of travelling to and from his training centre to his home for holidays to the extent of having to pay the 50 percent. increase in railway fare, whereas a married man is given a free warrant; and, in view of the fact that single men do not cause the State any expenditure in the way of allowances for wives and children, he will consider the possibility of granting them the same privileges regarding travel as the married men enjoy or, failing that, to issue to them an Army railway warrant entitling them to a ticket at the same rate as is given the soldier, that is half rate for the return journey less the 50 percent.?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Wardle)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The question of railway facilities for disabled men undergoing training away from home is now under consideration.