HC Deb 28 February 1945 vol 408 c1383
79. Sir Charles Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport what complaints he had received about civilians filling railway coaches reserved for troops belonging to the B.L.A.; whether he is aware that on the train leaving Newport, High Street Station, on 13th February, soldiers were informed that the first coach was reserved for them, but when the train came in that coach was filled with civilians and the soldiers had to stand where they could; and will he take steps to prevent this.

Mr. Noel-Baker

I have only received one complaint that railway coaches reserved for B.L.A. troops have been occupied by civilians. That complaint related to the train from Newport on 13th February, to which my right hon. Friend refers. I am making inquiries, and will write to him as soon as possible.