HC Deb 13 July 1917 vol 95 cc2303-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the hardship caused by reason of the increase of railway fares to persons having to travel by rail in order to discharge the public duty of serving as jurymen, he will arrange for the issue to such persons of return tickets of all classes at single normal fares, that is, fares not increased by 50 per cent., as is done in the case of first-class tickets issued to officers of His Majesty's forces travelling on leave?


This matter has already been carefully considered, and. I regret that it has not been found practicable to issue cheap railway tickets to-jurymen.