HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 c269W
Mr. Erroll

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sleeper reservations on main line railways for the night of 27th March paid for by the House of Commons accounting officer were not used; and what was the total loss to public funds.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Sixty-three of these reservations were cancelled too late to escape liability for payment. The number the cost of which will actually have to be paid from public funds is 40. The cost of these 40 is £60 6s.