§ 44. Mr. George Wallace
asked the Minister of War Transport if, in view of the overcrowding during the rush-hour periods on the Dartford loop, S.R., he will take steps at an early date to re-introduce, for the benefit of residents of Sidcup, New Eltham and Mottingham, the former alternative service to Blackfriars.
§ Mr. Barnes
The service to Blackfriars cannot be re-introduced until the Blackfriars signal box, which was destroyed by enemy action, is restored, and signalling apparatus is installed. This work is in progress and should be completed in about six months if sufficient labour is available.