HC Deb 05 November 1940 vol 365 cc1219-20W
Mr. Mort

asked the Minister of Transport, whether he is aware that service men arriving at Swansea with the evening train, and now very late owing to the slow running, cannot get conveyance to their homes in West Wales; and whether he is prepared to provide sleeping accommodation or, alternatively, transport for them?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

So far as I am aware, the demand is insufficient to justify the provision of special railway or bus facilities, but if my hon. Friend will let me have details of what he has in mind, I will make further inquiries. It is outside the province of my Department to provide sleeping accommodation. I may add that arrangements exist generally for petrol coupons to be issued by the Welfare Department of the War Office to civilian drivers who are willing to convey members of the Services on leave to their homes when other transport facilities are not available.

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