Travel Expenses

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15 April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West 12:00, 15 April 1959

If the hon. Member reflects on the matter, he will see that for the Government to take on the burden of paying a contribution towards daily travelling expenses would be quite impossible. The Greater London area alone is a travel-to-work area in which 10 million people would be involved. In the particular case he mentioned this man could have been eligible for lodging allowance, but he preferred to make the sort of arrangements outlined by the hon. Member. I made this point in my letter to the hon. Member.