HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 cc543-4
55. Mr. TREVELYAN (for Mr. BUXTON)

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the complaints of the prevalence of vitiated air in the tube railways of London; and if he will state what steps he is taking for the purpose of insuring adequate ventilation?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have not received any recent complaint in regard to this matter, but if the right hon. Gentleman will be good enough to let me know what particular section of the underground railways he has in mind I will communicate with the company.


Is it not one of the proudest boasts of the tube railways that the traveller has the privilege of breathing rich ozone?

Colonel ASHLEY

Yes. I have seen it stated that the ozone in the tube railways is equal to a day at Southend.