§ 2. Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Pensions Minister, in view of the fact that the question has been under consideration for some months, whether he is now in a position to announce that half-fare vouchers will be issued to discharged men undergoing treatment to enable them to return home on leave?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
I would re- 1590 mind the hon. Member that, subject to the conditions laid down in the Instructions issued by the Ministry, men undergoing treatment away from home can be given a free railway ticket once every six month to enable them to visit their homes. The question of giving additional facilities for means of half-fare vouchers is being considered as part of the general question of travelling concessions for men of His Majesty's forces, and I cannot yet announce a decision.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Do I understand that the travelling concessions for ex-Service men are being considered at the same time as concessions for serving men?