HC Deb 16 June 1920 vol 130 c1291W
Captain W. BENN

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the hardship inflicted upon the working women and girls in Scotland by the withdrawal of all special railway fares at the times of fruit-picking; whether he has considered the shortage of workers which may be the cause of the possible loss of a proportion of the fruit crop; and whether, inasmuch as the case differs from that of holiday facilities, he will give it special consideration?


I have received a deputation upon the matter to-day. The question shall receive further consideration, and I hope to announce the result at an early date.