HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 c874
16. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of War Transport whether he is aware that on French trains, scats are reserved for wounded ex-Servicemen; and whether, after obtaining particulars of the working of the French system, he will give priority on British railways to ex-Service holders of the silver disc.

Mr. Barnes

The reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. Arrangements are already in force on the British railways whereby, on the prior production of a medical certificate, seats are reserved for invalids and disabled ex-Servicemen who are unable to travel standing. I do not feel that 1 should be justified in reserving accommodation for all holders of the silver badge.

Mr. Keeling

May we hope that the matter will be reconsidered when there is more room in the trains?

Mr. Barnes

Yes, Sir; I am always prepared favourably to consider increased facilities as we move away from general traffic problems.

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