HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 cc194-5
68. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will remove the prohibition upon officers travelling in public tramcars in Scottish towns, which compels them to use taximeter-cabs; and make clear that there is no more danger in officers coming into contact with the ranks in public vehicles than there is in the new freedom extended to all ranks in the use of public houses and hotels?

Mr. Stanley

I am informed that no order prohibiting officers from travelling in public tramcars has been issued by any unit in the Scottish Command.

Mr. Woodburn

Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries in Glasgow, where men promoted from the ranks and who have no independent means of their own are not allowed to travel in a tramcar from the barracks and are required to take a taxicab?

Mr. Stanley

I have just said that no such orders have been made. If the hon. Member has any information to the contrary, perhaps he will let me have it.