§ Mr. Batey
asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he will draw the attention of the London and North Eastern Railway Company to the number of non-stop trains passing through a station of the importance of Durham and to the lack of a through train from Durham to London after 11 a.m., or from King's Cross to Durham before 5.45 p.m.; and if he will make representations to the company to provide a better service for Durham;
(2) Whether he will draw the attention of the London and North Eastern Railway Company to the fact that passengers from Durham to King's Cross leave Durham station at 4 p.m. and then have to wait at Darlington 45 minutes for a train to London while passengers from Newcastle to London can leave Newcastle at 6.30 p.m.; and if he will make representations to the company to provide a better service from Durham to London?
§ Captain Wallace
I am in communication with the company and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.