HC Deb 13 October 1943 vol 392 cc912-3W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, with a view to saving paper and the labour of ticket clerks and for the convenience of Members of Parliament, he will, for the duration of the war, issue to Members railway passes between London and their constituencies and so avoid the necessity for obtaining tickets for every journey?

Mr. Assheton

No, Sir. The extra cost of the general issue to Members of passes in the nature of season tickets would, I am satisfied, result in a substantial increase in the cost of Members' travelling facilities out of all proportion to any saving of paper and labour of ticket clerks.