§ 47. Mr. HIGHAM
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the lack of housing accommodation and the fact that many hundreds of thousands of people are obliged to live under conditions which are detrimental to the health of the inhabitants, especially children, he will consider the advisability of special railway fares during the coming summer for the working classes, in order that they may get into the country and to the seaside at the lowest possible cost to themselves, and so help to maintain the health of the community during the period of rehousing.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I have been asked to answer this question. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport stated, in an answer to the hon. and gallant Member for Torquay on the 23rd instant, little hope can be entertained that it will be possible this year to give cheap travelling facilities of the kind mentioned. The matter is receiving the most earnest and sympathetic consideration, and the particular aspect presented by the hon. Member is fully recognised.