HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c159
28. Dr. Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Trans port whether, as there is much dissatisfaction in certain quarters at the time of the arrival of the Heysham steamer in Belfast, he will make arrangements whereby through a speeding-up on the journey an earlier arrival of the steamer may be attained?

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (Colonel Llewellin)

The extra time now taken on this journey is entirely due to the necessary observance of sailing instructions aimed at securing the safety of the ships and passengers.

Dr. Little

Does the Minister think it right that passengers should be compelled to wait three hours for a train coming into Heysham?

Colonel Llewellin

That, of course, is quite a different matter, and has nothing to do with the time that the ship takes.