§ 22. Mr. PARTINGTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consult the railway companies with a view to retaining the restaurant cars on the railways and the supplying of cold luncheons and dinners which could be served by women?
§ Mr. PRETYMAN
The main object of withdrawing restaurant cars is to save 2271 engine power and to reduce train mileage. I think the matter must be left to the discretion of the railway companies.
§ Lord CLAUD HAMILTON
I suppose the hon. Gentleman is aware that the Great Eastern Railway Company do not intend to withdraw their restaurant cars, and passengers on that line can be served by women dressed in very attractive uniform.