asked the Secretary of State for War the number of railway transport officers and their staff employed in each of the London main-line railway stations.
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Would it be possible to revert to the peacetime practice of commanding officers and adjutants arranging for moving of their formations without a very large staff of railway transport officers?
The figures which will appear in the OFFICIAL REPORT will show that there is not a large staff of railway transport officers. Considering that they had to deal with more than one million inquiries in the first quarter of this year, I hope the hon. and gallant Member will find that the staff disclosed in my answer is very economical.
Following is the answer:
The numbers of railway traffic officers and their staff now employed in the mainline London railway stations are as follow:
|Station.||Railway Traffic Officers.||Other Ranks.|
|Victoria including Caterham.||3||10|
|Charing Cross including Woolwich Arsenal.|
|Paddington including Marylebone.||2||8|
|Totals: 18 Stations||15||66|