HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 c1411
84. Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the Waterloo and City line is in urgent need of modernisation, both as regards the line and the rolling stock; and whether he will make representations to the Southern Railway Company to have the necessary steps taken as soon as possible?

Mr. Burgin

I am informed by the Southern Railway Company that schemes for the modernisation of this line have been under discussion, and that a committee is now investigating the problem. The report of this committee is expected at an early date, but until this has been considered by the company no decision can be reached.

Mr. Nicholson

Can my right hon. Friend give the House an assurance that he will not lose sight of this question, which affects many thousands of city workers every day?

Mr. Burgin

Yes, Sir.