HC Deb 02 June 1937 vol 324 cc1010-1
51. Mr. Crowder

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information as to the extent to which congestion on the underground railways has been reduced during the recent omnibus strike as a result of many large offices making spread-over arrangements with regard to the hours during which their staffs arrive and leave; and whether he proposes to take any steps to encourage the placing of such arrangements on a regular basis?

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Burgin)

I understand that the peak traffic periods on the railways of the London Passenger Transport Board were extended during the recent omnibus strike, but I have no information as to the extent to which this was due to the action of employers. I would welcome any steps which employers could take to spread passenger traffic more evenly and would gladly consider any practicable suggestions made to me.