HC Deb 10 May 1939 vol 347 c495W
Mr. Crowder

asked the Minister of Transport whether, taking the four chief railway systems, he can state in each case the proportion of passenger carriages still lighted by gas?

Captain Wallace

Excluding electrically-operated stock, all of which is lighted by electricity, the number and proportion of railway passenger vehicles of all descriptions owned by each of the four amalgamated railway companies and lighted by gas was, at 31st December, 1938, as follows:

Number. Per cent. of total.
Southern Railway None
Great Western Railway (provisional figures) 1,083 18.14
London Midland and Scottish Railway 709 4.22
London and North Eastern Railway 2,781 22.68