Transferred Miners (Travel Warrants).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Hollins Mr Arthur Hollins , Stoke-on-Trent Hanley

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the hardship involved by the transfer of married miners from one mining area to another in so far as the miners cannot afford to pay the necessary railway fare to visit their homes; and will he consider the issue of free railway warrants to such miners to enable them to visit their homes once every three months?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

While I could not introduce a concession of this kind for the benefit of workers in one particular industry, I have the whole matter under review and will bear my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind.