HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 c1418W
Mr. Kimball

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the county town of Oakham, which is a reception area, has no Sunday train service, although trains up from and down to London pass through on Sundays; and will he arrange with the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company for at least one train per day in order to save petrol and for the convenience of parents of evacuated children who at present come by motor-coach?

Captain Wallace

I am advised that the only trains passing through Oakham on Sundays are express trains to and from the North which it would be undesirable to stop for the purpose suggested by my hon. Friend. I am considering with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health the possibility of providing special railway facilities for parents to visit their children in the reception areas.