HC Deb 30 March 1920 vol 127 cc1084-5

asked the Minister of Transport whether any decision has been reached for cheap railway facilities being granted to camping parties of scouts, boys' brigades, and similar organisations of boys and girls at Easter and during the summer months; and whether these facilities will also be granted to parties of technical school students for outings in connection with their studies?


Arrangements have been made for reduced fares to be charged to juveniles travelling to and from camps at Easter and during the summer months upon surrender of vouchers, which will be issued by the Juvenile Organisations Committees of England and Scotland respectively. This concession is limited to camping parties, and. I regret that it cannot be extended to day-trips.


Will the hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of extending, to the families of the poor, the same facilities to get to the country, having regard to the fact that, for five years now, some of those families have had no holidays at all?


That matter has received the closest consideration, but the traffic arrangements of the companies at present make it impracticable, though it is highly desirable.