HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 c2321
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.?


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.