HC Deb 09 February 1948 vol 447 cc19-20W
113. Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is his intention to issue a direction to the Transport Commission to continue the present priority scheme of sleeper reservations.

Mr. Barnes

No. The system of reserving sleeper berths on the basis of departmental recommendations which grew up during the war and has been continued since, will come to an end after the night of the 29th February, and applications for such berths thereafter must be made direct to the railways at the usual stations. I have, however, arranged with the British Transport Commission for the present arrangements for Members of Parliament, Peers and Ministers to continue, and a representative of Messrs. Thomas Cook and Sons will be available to assist Members as hitherto.

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