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Leave Train (Dover-North Wales)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War why B.A.O.R. personnel returning to North Wales on leave do not leave Calais until the second daily leave boat from that port; that this results in their arrival in North Wales trains in the early hours of the morning when no local traffic to their homes outside towns is available; and if he will ensure that men with long distances to travel from Dover on arrival there will be given priority in the first daily boat leaving Calais.

This has been done. Up to about two weeks ago the men in question had a special train from Dover which could not leave until after the arrival of the second boat, but the train has now been cancelled.