HC Deb 03 December 1931 vol 260 cc1269-70W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether arrangements can be made for the railway vouchers of Members when travelling third class to be used to cover third class sleeping-car supplement on long-distance journeys by night, in view of the fact that the cost involved would result in actual economy as compared with the ordinary first class fare?


To meet the convenience of Members who travel by night to and from distant constituencies, I am arranging that, providing the total cost does not exceed the first class ordinary fare, the travel vouchers may be used to cover third class travel plus third class sleeping car accommodation where the latter is available. It should be noted that the concession is strictly limited to third class, and that in no circumstances may the vouchers be used to cover sleeping car expenses in addition to a first class fare. The precise details will be available at the Fees Office as soon as the necessary arrangements have been made with the railway companies.

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