HC Deb 06 December 1965 vol 722 cc45-6W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Minister of Transport if he will issue a general direction, in the public interest, to British Railways to provide adequate travel facilities at the Christmas holiday period.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. The scale of railway services provided is a matter for the British Railways Board and they have already announced considerable increases in services immediately before and after Christmas, when experience has shown that they are most needed. Services will be sharply curtailed on Christmas Day and 26th December because of the small demand for them.