HC Deb 25 May 1936 vol 312 c1645

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the first-class return fare between Belfast and London, without sleeping accommodation, is 120s. and that the third-class and saloon fare, with sleeping accommodation, is 92s. 6d.; whether the latter privilege can be granted to Members, thereby saving 27s. 6d. each return journey to the Treasury and similarly on all other routes where sleeping accommodation is necessary and a saving to the Treasury may be effected; and will he take into consideration provision for sleeping accommodation generally to Members on journeys to and from their constituencies?


I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the Regulations relating to Members' travelling vouchers from which he will see that provision is made for the substitution for first-class travel of third-class travel with sleeping accommodation where no excess cost is involved. The arrangements apply to third class and saloon fare with sleeping accommodation for a journey between London and Belfast.