HC Deb 30 May 1946 vol 423 c220W
58. Mr. Somerville Hastings

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now willing to consider the transfer of men recruited for work in the coalmines to the Armed Forces of the Crown if they so desire.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir.

Mr. Mitchison

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that, with the increase in railway fares, boys directed to the mines will find it increasingly difficult to afford visits to their homes; and whether he is prepared to arrange for more than the present two travel warrants yearly.

Mr. Isaacs

I appreciate the desire of all transferred workers to visit home as often as possible, but I regret that I should not be justified in increasing the number of cheap travel warrants because of higher railway fares. The increase in fares will not add to the small payment made by the worker for the two cheap warrants.