§ Sir J. Mellor
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can make arrangements for railway warrants to be issued to members of the Merchant Navy when going home on leave in order to save them the trouble of paying their own fares and subsequently claiming refunds.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that my Noble Friend has recently made arrangements for seamen who are proceeding on authorised leave from their ships, and who are eligible to travel at Government expense, to obtain leave travel warrants on application to Mercantile Marine Office Superintendents. If a seaman is unable to obtain a leave travel warrant, he can still get a refund of the reduced fare paid by him on the expiration of his leave.