HC Deb 07 February 1940 vol 357 c232W
Mr. Brooke

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in fairness to men whose homes are in evacuation areas and in view of the importance of children not being brought back into those areas, he will arrange that men proceeding on leave and entitled to free railway warrants shall be enabled to use this warrant for the purpose of visiting both their homes in an evacuation area and their children in a reception area?

Mr. Shakespeare

Men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are entitled to two free warrants a year to their homes. When, however, a man wishes to proceed to a reception area in which part of his family is resident he can ask for a warrant to such area instead of to his home. A break of journey in such area is also allowed. In addition, a man who wishes to travel from his home to a reception area orvice versacan make use of the special cheap travelling facilities granted by the railway companies to men of the Forces.