Travel Warrants

Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces – in the House of Commons on 11th September 1942.

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Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can now announce the date upon which the issue will begin of travel warrants for the Armed Forces in a form valid as a ticket?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

Yes, Sir. The railways have arranged to start this important new scheme on 1st October, but its operation in any particular area will depend upon the delivery of supplies of the new warrants. Orders for these warrants have been given but supplies may not be available in all areas by that date.

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

While thanking the hon. Gentleman for his reply, can I assume that the new form will be fully equivalent to a railway ticket and that no check will be required at the booking office?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

Yes, Sir, that is so.