HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c190W
98. Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the packed-meal service for railwaymen sleeping in railway coaches and hostels, because of the shortage of accommodation, at Old Oak Common, Newbury, Westbury, Wilts., Didcot, Oxford and Gloucester is not equivalent to a main meal; and. in view of the arduous nature of the duties of these men who work varied hours by day and night, if he will take steps to see that they receive something more substantial than jam and cheese sandwiches when unable to take a hot meal in their respective canteens.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Packed meals are for consumption on duty and consist of cheese or jam sandwiches, or, when available, fish or meat sandwiches. Full hot meals are available for the men before and after their turns of duty.