HC Deb 16 July 1931 vol 255 cc761-2
59. Sir A. POWNALL

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he has now reached a conclusion with regard to the arrangements for providing travelling facilities for Members?


I have carefully examined various alternatives in consultation with the railway authorities. The proposal which commends itself to me is to retain in a slightly modified form the present system but to accept the suggestion of the railway companies that their booking clerks and agents should stamp the letters M.P. on Railway tickets suppled to Members in exchange for vouchers and also to make certain minor amendments to the vouchers themselves. I trust that these proposals will meet with the approval of Members. With the Speaker's permission I am putting a copy of the suggested new form of voucher in the tea room, and I do not propose to make the alteration until after the Adjournment at the end of this month.