HC Deb 03 July 1919 vol 117 cc1191-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War if application has been made for cheap travelling facilities for men coming from the provinces to take part in the march of the London troops on 5th July; if such application has been refused; if so, on what grounds; whether the same course has been adopted in previous cases, including the march of the Guards Brigades through London; and, if not, will he state the reasons for drawing such a distinction?


I understand that cheap travelling facilities were granted in the case of the march of the Guards through London and in one or two other cases. Since then the whole question of triumphal marches throughout the country has been very fully considered by the Army Council, and it has been decided that cheap travelling facilities cannot be given. The case of the march of the London troops has been specially considerd, and it has been decided: that it is not possible to make an exception to the general rule.