HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1613W
Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether munition workers entitled to holidays during August have the opportunity of using the usual cheap tickets?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I presume that my hon. Friend has in mind the assisted travel scheme for workers transferred from their homes. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service announced in March that the vouchers under this scheme would be available until the end of September, but that they could not be used during Bank Holiday periods. During these periods it is necessary to suspend these vouchers and other travel concessions, in order to ensure the movement of essential war traffic. Vouchers will not, therefore, be issued for journeys to be made during the period from 30th July to 3rd August, inclusive.