41. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if his attention has been called to the provision in the Estimates of the Lord President of the Council of £40 for special trains; when such trains are likely to be required; and whether, in view of the need for public economy, ordinary railway facilities can be employed?
§ Major HENNESSY(Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)
I have been asked to reply. The heading "Special Trains, etc.," covers the travelling expenses of persons summoned to attend Councils held by His Majesty out of London. It has only once been round necessary within the last few years to employ a special train, and the general practice is for ordinary railway facilities to be employed.
§ Sir JOSEPH NALL
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say how many special trains he can get for £40?