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Rail Travel Warrants

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as a means of saving fuel, encouraging workers into essential industries, and reducing wage and salary demands, why he will not introduce a scheme whereby employers would be able to offer tax-free rail travel warrants to their employees for travel to and from work, in the same manner as now supplied to Members of the House of Lords.

Because such a scheme would discriminate in favour of those who choose for personal reasons to live further from their work and against those for whom no rail services are available, and would involve a substantial loss of revenue.