HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c611W
Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will arrange for the railway companies to give to members of the Mercantile Marine travelling on leave in this country from their ships the same fare concessions as are at present applicable to men of His Majesty's Navy?

Captain Wallace

Yes, Sir: I am glad to say that the railway companies have agreed to give these concessions, during the period of the war, to officers, men, and female members of the Mercantile Marine, who will therefore be able to travel, in the circumstances stated, at half the ordinary single fare for single journeys and at the ordinary single fare for return journeys, on surrender of an appropriate voucher.