HC Deb 04 August 1943 vol 391 c2286
41. Major Lyons

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will make a statement on the amount of public passenger travel over the last week-end; and how many additional, special or duplicate passenger trains were run over the main line railways during that period?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I am awaiting a detailed report from the railway companies on their passenger traffic during the August bank holiday week-end. When I have received this report, I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend.

Major Lyons

At the same time would my hon. Friend try to ascertain the information and let me know in a letter the amount of money which was spent by the railway companies in asking people not to travel?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I will try to get the figure and will let my hon. and gallant Friend know.