HC Deb 02 April 1941 vol 370 cc988-9
30. Sir Robert Young

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that many of the inhabitants of a township of which he has been informed are employed at a Royal ordnance factory; that accommodation is being sought for an increasing number of workpeople from outside; that the carrying of workpeople from and to the aforementioned factory is far from satisfactory; the train journey involving several changes is inconvenient and slow, causing loss to workers and employers through unpunctuality; and whether, under these circumstances, he will investigate the need for a through-omnibus service and thus expedite the transport of the workpeople, many of whom are women?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Montague)

I am sending my hon. Friend a report on this subject, from which he will see that the criticisms made of the transport arrangements are not justified.

Sir R. Young

Has my hon. Friend received any communication from the local authority?

Mr. Montague

No, Sir, but we have a communication from the Comptroller-General of Transportation to the Ministry of Supply. If my hon. Friend would like to see that before he gets my letter, I will let him see it after Questions.