Christmas Travel (Publicity)

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons on 8th December 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 the approximate amount that the main line railway companies propose to spend in public advertisement against unnecessary Christmas travel?

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

I will endeavour to obtain the information required by my hon. and gallant Friend, and I will communicate with him when I have received it.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Whatever that amount is, can the hon. Gentleman assure the House that it will not be made futile by the running of additional trains at Christmas?

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

I have already given the hon. and gallant Gentleman a long answer to that question.