HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1743-4W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the Midland Railway hotels employ almost entirely foreign waiters; that other railway hotels employ exclusively ex-service men; and whether, under these circumstances, he will bring pressure to bear on this railway company on the propriety of the employment of ex-soldiers?


The engagement of waiters at railway companies' hotels is not a matter over which I have any arbitrary authority, or which comes before me ordinarily. I have, therefore, no knowledge of the facts of the case to which the hon Gentleman refers, but I am making inquiries, and will let him know the result.