HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 c852W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to put at the disposal of troops arriving at, or passing through, railroad stations by night, all the facilities of railway and other hotels situate at, or adjoining such stations?

Sir E. Grigg

All the facilities at and near railroad stations which are available to the ordinary travelling public are at the disposal of troops; and every effort is being made, as I have just said, to provide sufficient accommodation free of charge. Extra facilities, available only to troops, are already provided at or near many main line stations. For example, near the main line termini in London there are 31 hostels capable of providing sleeping accommodation for over 3,500 men each night at prices ranging from 1s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. a night for bed and breakfast.