Bank Holiday Week-end Travel

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons on 4th August 1943.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will make a statement on the amount of public passenger travel over the last week-end; and how many additional, special or duplicate passenger trains were run over the main line railways during that period?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

I am awaiting a detailed report from the railway companies on their passenger traffic during the August bank holiday week-end. When I have received this report, I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

At the same time would my hon. Friend try to ascertain the information and let me know in a letter the amount of money which was spent by the railway companies in asking people not to travel?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

I will try to get the figure and will let my hon. and gallant Friend know.