HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c694W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that his predecessor promised that free passes would be granted to one or more of the nearest relatives to visit the graves of their dead in France and Belgium; if he now proposes to carry out this promise or to devise some scheme of a similar nature at the earliest date; and will he in the meantime give some assurance that the graves are being looked after upon all the battlefields?


I am not aware of such a promise having been given. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on the 20th May last to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull to the effect that it is not considered practicable to issue free travelling passes to relatives to visit graves in France and Belgium. I can assure my hon. Friend that the graves of our fallen in the cemeteries on the battlefields are being looked after with all possible care.