§ Sir S. Cripps
As the answer includes a number of figures, I am circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Tiffany
Could my right hon. and learned Friend give an answer to the last part of the Question, which has obviously nothing to do with the figures he is to circulate?
§ Following is the answer:
§ During the year 1947–48, the latest year for which figures are available, warrants for travel, free and at half fare, were issued to Poles at a cost of about £477,000. Of this figure, about £469,000 represented the cost of travel on leave, under normal service arrangements, by members of the Polish Resettlement Corps which is now being disbanded; it excludes the cost of travelling on duty by members of that Corps.
§ In the same period, warrants for free travel were issued to persons brought to this country under the European Volunteer Worker Scheme, at a cost of about £170,000.
§ Certain facilities for cheap travel are available for workers, whether British or foreign, placed in employment in essential industries. The figures given above do not include the cost of travel by Polish and other foreign workers under these arrangements.