HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 c1419W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that, on 17th October, a carriage was reserved for members of the Wool Control Board on the 9.40 a.m. London and North Eastern Railway Company's train from Leeds to King's Cross; whether this was in accordance with the recent regulations of the Railway Executive Committee; and whether this facility may be extended to Members of this House?

Captain Wallace

I find on inquiry that the reservation to which my hon. Friend refers was in fact made. This was contrary to the instructions of the Railway Executive Committee and suitable action has been taken to prevent a repetition of such an occurrence. I regret that under existing conditions of railway working it is not practicable to reintroduce the system of reserving carriages or seats.