§ Mr. Michael Shaw
asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will make a statement about travel facilities for Members' wives.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I intend to table very shortly a Resolution proposing that hon. Members shall in future have the right on behalf of their wife (or husband) to four free first-class return vouchers a year. Eligible journeys would be either constituency-London or home-London by rail, sea or air service.
This proposal is intended to help Members with constituencies far from London whose wives inevitably have duties in the constituency as well as in London with their husbands.