HC Deb 31 May 1945 vol 411 cc401-2W
Mr. Cocks

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in cases where workers brought long distances on work of national importance are entitled to two cheap travel warrants to enable them to visit their homes between 1st April and 30th September each year, instructions have been given that no such warrants may be issued for certain days before, during and after public and Bank Holidays, and, as this involves hardship, will he consider withdrawing these instructions.

Mr. Butler

These restrictions were imposed as a contribution to the relief of the heavy pressure on transport services. I am, however, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of War Transport with a view to the removal of these restrictions as soon as circumstances permit. I should like to make it clear that the two cheap travel warrants per year may be used at any time apart from public and Bank Holiday periods.