§ Major Younger
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that the conditions of third class railway travel in Paiforce Command are suitable for British troops proceeding on or returning from leave; and whether he will consider using only first or second-class accommodation.
§ Mr. Lawson
All available higher class stock is used for British troops but there is not enough to meet all requirements and many men must travel in third class stock. In that event the coaches are filled to half normal capacity and civilians and non-European troops are entrained in separate coaches. Most of the third class coaches are Indian stock which is more suitable than the local third class stock.