§ 57. Mr. STRANGER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give the cost to the State of free railway travelling for Members of Parliament between Parliament and their constituencies up to 1st August, 1924; and whether the Treasury can make arrangements with the railway companies which will result in greater saving to the State?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The accounts covering the period referred to have not yet been received from the railway companies. If the hon. Member will repeat 2746 his question after the Recess, I hope to be in a position to give him the information for which he asks.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that since this system was introduced the London Members have been worsted?
§ Mr. THORNE
Simply because the Inland Revenue Department refuse to allow us travelling expenses in connection with Income Tax.
§ Lord HUNTINGFIELD
Is it not a fact that the Socialist Members are clamouring for free passes over the whole of the railways of England?
§ Major HORE-BELISHA
Is it still the fact that no single Member of Parliament has signified his intention not to use these passes?