Oral Answers to Questions — British Army (Railway Train Refreshments).

– in the House of Commons on 17th July 1941.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Denville Mr Alfred Denville , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport why the payment of service charges by soldiers on trains is supported by his Department, on the ground that it is right that the men serving on the trains should get some form of gratuity; and if he can state what wages are paid to these attendants?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

As I explained to my hon. Friend in answer to a Question on 8th July, arrangements have been made for soldiers proceeding by train to be provided with their own rations. There is therefore no necessity for them to incur any charge, service or other, on the train.