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Sleeping Berths

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport what proportion of sleeping-berth accommodation on trains is still reserved for his Department; and why all the berths on the train to Oban on the night of 11th June have already been allocated by his Department.

Of the total sleeping accommodation available on all routes, 22 per cent. of the first-class berths and 6 per cent. of the third-class berths are available for Government-sponsored passengers. No berths are reserved for sponsored passengers in sleeping cars which serve Oban and the whole of the accommodation is, therefore, available for reservation by the public in the ordinary way.