HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 cc1154-5
25. Mr. Doland

asked the Minister of Transport how many breakdowns have taken place on the underground railway serving Balham and Tooting, causing inconvenience to passengers, during the past five years; and how many breakdowns occurred on the same railway during the previous five years?

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Burgin)

I am informed by the London Passenger Transport Board that the number of delays of 30 minutes or more on this line was 21 during the five years 1934 to 1938 compared with 24 during the five years 1929 to 1933. These figures do not, of course, include the period from 27th September to 7th October last during which the tunnels under the Thames were closed.