HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc9-10
16. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is now in a position to indicate the improvements effected at Crewe station for the comfort of Service men passing through?

Captain Margesson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him on 20th November last. There has been some delay owing to the difficulty of obtaining materials, but, with the possible exception of boilers and gas stoves, it should be finished by the end of this month. Every endeavour is being made to hasten the delivery of the boilers and gas stoves.

17. Mr. Hall

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that both the Forces canteen and the railway company's refreshment room on Stockport station are closed on Sundays; and whether he will take steps to remedy this unsatisfactory state of affairs?

Captain Margesson

The railway company's refreshment room at Stockport is not open on Sundays, but the Forces canteen which started on 5th December last has been open on Sundays from the start whenever a train arrives at the station.

Mr. Hall

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that I was through that station on a Sunday quite recently, and that the Forces canteen was closed? There were many men of the Forces on the platform, and I was informed that the place was not open for them. Will he make further inquiries?

Captain Margesson

I most certainly will, but my information is that the canteen is open whenever a train arrives at the station.