HC Deb 06 July 1938 vol 338 cc362-3
22. Mr. Cape

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what allowances, if any, are granted to naval ratings when their ship is in a home port, as travelling expenses, to and from their homes?

Mr. Cooper

Naval ratings, other than boys, pay their own expenses of travelling on leave, but by arrangement with the railway companies they pay half the ordinary fare. Boys in the training establishments are allowed a free return ticket twice a year, and other boys once a year.