§ Sir FRANCIS FREMANTLE
(by Private Notice) asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what arrangements will be made in regard to the use by Members of their travelling vouchers at the Dissolution of this Parliament?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Duff Cooper)
The following arrangements, which are identical with those at the last Dissolution, have been made, and I would ask hon. Members to co-operate as closely as possible with the authorities of the House in securing their observance:
- 1. A Member may, if necessary, use one voucher for the single journey to his constituency immediately after the Dissolution. (Where, of course, a Member holds the return half of a ticket entitling him to return to his constituency, the use of a further voucher will not be necessary.)
- 2. A Member may retain possession of his current book of vouchers and will be
329 at liberty to commence using them as before immediately on re-election.
- 3. A Member must not use any vouchers during the period between the use of the special voucher under No. 1 above and his re-election.
- 4. A Member defeated at the poll must return his book of vouchers immediately after the declaration of the poll.
- 5. A Member in possession of a book of vouchers and not seeking re-election may retain one voucher for use as under No. 1 above, and should return the remainder of his book to the Fees Office.
- 6. A Member will be asked to reimburse the amount of any fares covered by vouchers the use of which is not in accordance with the above provisions.