HC Deb 08 August 1966 vol 733 cc251-2W
Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give details of the travel arrangements for all the Services between Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and in what way the crediting of an unused rail and sea free leave warrant between Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Service man concerned in order to offset part of his air fare paid out of his own pocket would jeopardise such arrangements.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The arrangements for normal duty and leave journeys between Great Britain and Northern Ireland provide for rail and sea travel by the cheapest and most direct route: in cases of urgency, on duty or compassionate leave, travel by the quickest available means may be authorised. On the second part of the Question, I can only confirm what has already been said to the hon. and learned Member.