HC Deb 04 February 1942 vol 377 c1205W
Mr. Simmonds

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the scarcity of sleeping cars on main-line railways, he will consider the restoration of the facilities for the hiring at railway stations of rugs and pillows for the benefit of members of the travelling public who may not be permitted to travel in the sleeping cars provided?

Colonel Llewellin

Most of the rugs and pillows now in the possession of the railway companies are in use by railway Civil Defence personnel, Home Guards and staff on other essential war-time duties and I regret that it is not possible to reintroduce the system of hire at stations.