HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 c379W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the concessions granted for cheap excursions by the railway companies apply to Ireland, and if these include excursions of employé's, friendly societies, and Sunday schools?


The concessions referred to are given in Ireland. They apply only to recognised school excursions, including those arranged by Sunday schools.

Captain COOTE

asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to secure cheap railway travelling facilities in order to allow the members of properly constituted working boys' and girls' clubs to enjoy a summer holiday; and whether he is aware that the juvenile organisation committees of every London borough were definitely asked by the Government to promote clubs, brigades, and seaside camps, and that unless railway facilities are afforded the cost of carrying out this request will be prohibitive?


I have been asked to reply to this question. I cannot at present add to the answer given on the subject on the 5th June to the hon. Member for North Lambeth and the hon. Member for Rotherhithe, of which I am sending the hon. and gallant Gentleman a copy.