HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 c564W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury regulations regarding travel by rail of members of the naval, military, air and civil services cover the payment of compensation to the representatives of any such member killed while travelling on a cheap or period ticket, in view of the fact that the representatives concerned are deprived of their common-law remedies against a railway company and that the regulations require a cheap ticket to be purchased where such is available?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

Yes, Sir. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the undertaking given as regards payment of compensation in the case of civil servants who are injured while travelling on official business with cheap tickets under official instructions. Corresponding arrangements would be applied to members of the naval, military and air forces.