HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c697W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will at once consult other Ministries and the Railway Executive Committee for the purpose of considering how best the railway holiday caravan coaches and other suitable unused stock could be used in the present situation, and give consideration to the need for week-end periods by rota to be spent by men and women engaged on urgent war work away from industrial centres with their families; how this railway stock could be used for special evacuation, and in other ways; and will he treat this matter as one of urgency?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

I am informed by the Railway Executive Committee that all railway camping coaches are either in use or earmarked for essential war purposes.