HC Deb 10 April 1957 vol 568 cc1104-5
11. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, in view of the need to conserve petrol during the period of rationing, if he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission to extend its facilities for the transport of private motor cars by rail on favourable terms to distant centres of attraction to tourists during the coming summer.

Mr. Watkinson

Further services of this kind are being introduced this summer to the greatest possible extent.

Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that his Answer will give great satisfaction, not only to those who have been wondering what they could do about getting their cars to distant places but to many hotels and boarding-house keepers, who have been anxious about the situation?

Mr. Ernest Davies

Does this not show the initiative and enterprise that the nationalised British Railways has been taking in this matter?

Mr. Watkinson

Yes, indeed; it shows what a good commercial, practical concern it is becoming.