HC Deb 22 April 1937 vol 322 cc1918-9
64. Sir R. Blair

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will consider giving the necessary travelling fares to all ranks not detailed for duty who desire to travel from camps to view the Coronation procession?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Sir Philip Sassoon)

My hon. Friend's suggestion could not, as he doubtless realises, be considered in relation to the Royal Air Force alone, and I am afraid that it must be regarded as impracticable on grounds of expense.

Sir R. Blair

Could not my right hon. Friend make some exception for those of all ranks who are in camps in the very heart of the country?

Sir P. Sassoon

No, Sir. Of course, those airmen who can get leave to see the procession will benefit from the usual railway concession of half fares.