HC Deb 21 October 1915 vol 74 cc2014-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade why railway tickets supplied to soldiers returning home invalided or on furlough are issued for certain lines respectively, and are not so made out that the journey may be taken upon any line which connects the point of departure with the destination; whether he is aware that recently a soldier, who had been wounded, was handed a ticket made out over the Midland Railway, but was advised at St. Pancras Station to travel by the 2.20 p.m. train from King's Cross Station, as no Midland train was to leave for Scotland earlier than 9.30 p.m.; that travel on the Great Northern line was refused to him, however; and that other cases of the kind have occurred; and will he consider methods whereby such delay and anxiety to soldiers recently wounded, or with but brief furloughs, can be avoided?


I have asked for the observations of the Railway Executive Committee upon my hon. Friend's question, and I will communicate with him on receipt of their reply.