HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 c429
8. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will arrange a modification in the policy of running only first-class sleepers on the London and North Eastern Railway Company's lines in order that third-class passengers may be afforded an equal opportunity to benefit by such facilities as the railway can still provide?

Sir J. Reith

A drastic reduction in passenger services is still necessary on the London and North Eastern Railway. It is impossible to increase the weight of their three night trains by the addition of another coach, but if the hon. Member will inform me whether he has in mind travellers to Aberdeen or Edinburgh or Newcastle, I will go into the matter further with the Railway Executive Committee.