§ 16. Mr. BRIANT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if free vouchers for railway journeys can be supplied to boys serving in the Army and stationed a considerable distance from their homes, so that whilst on furlough such a home visit may be possible; and if he is aware that the pay and ration allowance for 26 days' leave to a boy stationed at Edinburgh only amounts to £3 8s. 8d., and that if his home is in London the fare is £3 16s. 4d.?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Gwynne)
It is regretted that free vouchers for these boys cannot be sanctioned. The boys are eligible for the existing concessions granted by the railway, i.e., a return ticket at the cost of a single fare plus one-third. With regard to the last part of the question, the pay and ration allowance come to £3 9s. 4d. and the fare is £3 5s. 4d.