HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 c671W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that men employed in the mobile building squads are to be given free travel home for a week-end every eight weeks and that the present regulations re free travel when on leave to soldiers inflict material financial hardship, he will grant free travel from their stations to their homes to soldiers on all occasions when leave is granted?

Mr. Law

All serving personnel are allowed two free travelling warrants a year for ordinary leave, and, in addition, free warrants are issued for embarkation leave, sick leave, and compassionate leave granted when a soldier's home has been damaged or his relatives injured as a result of enemy action. For other leave journeys soldiers may use concession vouchers which enable them to make the return journey at single fare. I regret that I am unable to extend these concessions which I think my hon. Friend will agree are not ungenerous.