HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 c1679W
Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of War Transport if he is aware that locomotive men in express passenger links No. 1 and 2 at Old Oak Common depot, G.W.R., when on away from home bookings are refusing to book offduty at Plymouth and Swansea where no canteen facilities exist, because their supplementary ration of tinned food is inferior and insufficient to sustain them; and will he take steps to remedy this matter as soon as possible and thereby avoid dislocation of train working arrangements.

Mr. Barnes

Yes, Sir; I am aware that this has happened on a number of occasions. The Great Western Railway Company assure me, however, that they are providing the best packed meals they can from the foods obtainable under the points rationing scheme.