HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 cc1208-9
22. Dr. Little

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fresh evidence placed before him, and the increase of passenger traffic during the summer months, he will take into his renewed consideration the possibility and necessity of having third-class sleepers attached to the boat train to and from Stranraer?

The Minister of Transport (Captain Wallace)

In order to ascertain the extent of the demand, a third class sleeping-car is to be attached to the night trains between Stranraer and Euston in each direction for a period of one month from Sunday last.

Dr. Little

Is that arrangement to continue if there are enough passengers?

Captain Wallace

If it is sufficiently well patronised I hope we shall be able to continue it.

Mr. Thorne

Are any arrangements being made for cheap excursions to Ireland?

Captain Wallace

That is rather a different question, and perhaps the hon. Member will put it down or have a talk with me afterwards.