Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces (Railway Warrants).

– in the House of Commons on 8th July 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can now make a statement with regard to the issue to the Armed Forces of a form of warrant which shall be valid as a railway ticket and obviate delay at booking offices?

Sir A. Salter:

While this proposal presents certain difficulties, it is being actively pursued and I am hopeful that a decision will shortly be reached. I will then communicate with the hon. Member.

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

Is it right that the public should continue to suffer while the Ministry are taking so much time to make up their mind?

Sir A. Salter:

The arrangements do, of course, involve a great deal of clerical work in the Service Departments, but I fully realise the great advantage of what the hon. Gentleman has in mind.

Photo of Mr Arthur Reed Mr Arthur Reed , Exeter

Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the warrant issued to a soldier, which has 40 or 50 different headings, and would it not be possible to have a small form on which the soldier's name could be filled in, leaving out all the other headings, as this would save a great deal of labour?

Sir A. Salter:

I will look into that matter.