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Railway Transport Officers

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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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.
Liverpool Street28
Fenchurch Street
London Bridge
Cannon Street
Kings Cross314
St. Pancras
Victoria including Caterham.310
Charing Cross including Woolwich Arsenal.
Holborn Viaduct
Paddington including Marylebone.28
Addison Road
Totals: 18 Stations1566