§ 64. Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the total amount, and the individual amounts for each chief Department of State, paid to the British Transport Commission in the financial year 1950–51 for the rail transport of civil servants on official business; to what extent this traffic is paid for at special rates; and what is the difference between the total amount paid and what would have been paid, if this traffic had been charged at the rates payable by the ordinary public.
§ Mr. Jay
Government Departments have, for many years, in the interest of economy, made use of the concessions for bulk travel which operate, subject to certain conditions, also in the case of traders and their employees travelling on business. The detailed information asked for is not readily available and time spent in its collection would not be justified.