§ Mr. Goldie
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that owing to the absence of a Sunday train service between Wigan and Irlam, great inconvenience is caused to workmen in the steel industry resident in the neighbourhood of Warrington, who are thereby deprived of the opportunity of undertaking work on Sundays, for which overtime wages are paid; and whether he will accordingly make representations to the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company with a view to the provision of such Sunday train service or, alternatively, grant permission to the Lancashire United Transport Company to run motor-omnibuses for the conveyance of such workmen?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
I have taken up this matter with the London and North Eastern Railway Company, who proved to be the Company actually concerned. They inform me that they did not receive the information necessary to enable them to decide what additional train service was required until the 30th January, when they at once made arrangements to introduce a suitable additional service as from Sunday, 7th February. I trust that this will remove all inconvenience to the workmen concerned.