Catering Establishments

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1961.

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Photo of Mr Edward Milne Mr Edward Milne , Blyth 12:00 am, 15th November 1961

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission to examine the advantages of reducing the prices in the catering establishments of British Railways, in view of the success attending experiments of this nature.

Photo of Mr Edward Milne Mr Edward Milne , Blyth

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of these experiments concerned a group of railway employees who took over a refreshment room which was not paying and made it pay by reducing prices? Would he take notice of the talent that resides in railway employees and when he makes appointments to the Transport Commission look to that source?

Photo of Mr Ernest Marples Mr Ernest Marples , Wallasey

Certainly, but I should like to have more information on how much voluntary work is provided there.