HC Deb 11 December 1922 vol 159 cc2398-9W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can see his way to defray the railway fares of boys going home for the holidays whose parents are unable to pay their expenses; and whether he can extend the concession to widows whose boys have obtained admission to the school but are unable to take advantage of that success owing to their poor circumstances?


Presuming that my hon. Friend's question refers to the Royal Hospital School, Greenwich, I regret that no naval or Greenwich Hospital funds are available for defraying the railway fares either of boys going home for the holidays or of boys who have been selected for admission to the school. I am pleased, however, to add that, under a concession granted by the railway companies, all Greenwich Hospital schoolboys going home for the coming Christmas holidays will be granted a return ticket for single fare.