War Workers' Facilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 2nd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that many of the inhabitants of a township of which he has been informed are employed at a Royal ordnance factory; that accommodation is being sought for an increasing number of workpeople from outside; that the carrying of workpeople from and to the aforementioned factory is far from satisfactory; the train journey involving several changes is inconvenient and slow, causing loss to workers and employers through unpunctuality; and whether, under these circumstances, he will investigate the need for a through-omnibus service and thus expedite the transport of the workpeople, many of whom are women?

Photo of Mr Frederick Montague Mr Frederick Montague , Islington West

I am sending my hon. Friend a report on this subject, from which he will see that the criticisms made of the transport arrangements are not justified.

Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

Has my hon. Friend received any communication from the local authority?

Photo of Mr Frederick Montague Mr Frederick Montague , Islington West

No, Sir, but we have a communication from the Comptroller-General of Transportation to the Ministry of Supply. If my hon. Friend would like to see that before he gets my letter, I will let him see it after Questions.