§ 84. Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the usual discomfort of passengers travelling by excursion trains resulting from the lack of seating and lavatory accommodation on the various railway services; and will he take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to compel all railway companies in the United Kingdom to provide adequate accommodation for all travellers?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
My information is that railway companies do what they can to provide adequate seating and lavatory accommodation on excursion trains, and I do not contemplate the introduction of legislation on the subject. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any case he has in mind where he considers that there has been any avoidable remissness in respect of the matters to which he refers, I will bring them to the notice of the railway companies concerned.
§ Mr. GROVES
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that weekly excursion trains leave Liverpool Street with no lavatory accommodation and ten people standing up in a compartment?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
If the hon. Member will kindly write to me on the subject and give me the facts, I will certainly inquire into them.
§ Mr. MACKINDER
Will the right hon Gentleman consider taking an excursion from Liverpool to Bradford some day on the old "Languid and Yawning" railway?