§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he will arrange for all shades over railway carriage lights to be removed so as to provide effective illumination during morning and evening on L.N.E.R. suburban and other trains, particularly in view of the present inadequacy of lighting on some lines; and whether he will order lights to be lowered or extinguished only in the event of alerts in the vicinity of trains.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
I am advised that the use of unshaded lights cannot at present be permitted in railway carriages where blinds are not in use. The order to extinguish or reduce such lights during an Alert has been suspended since January.