HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1612W
Mr. Burke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will extend to the parents of serving personnel the same concessions with regard to cheap rail travel as are given to wives and children of serving men?

Mr. Noel-Baker

If members of the Forces are in hospital, their parents and other relatives can obtain vouchers for cheap railway travel to visit them. If a patient is on the danger list, his or her relations may travel free. As my hon. Friend is aware, the traffic on the railways is now very heavy, and it is still increasing. In consequence, I do not think it would be wise to extend to parents of Service personnel the concession rates now allowed to their wives and children.