HC Deb 29 July 1941 vol 373 cc1270-1W
Dr. Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in order to lessen the time required for the journey from London to Belfast, via Heysham, which is causing much discontent, he will arrange for the train from Leeds to arrive at Heysham shortly after the train from London, thus obviating a considerable wait there?

Colonel Llewellin

I am informed that the intervals between the arrival of the three trains connecting with the boat from Heysham are arranged so as to ensure sufficient time for the completion of the formalities necessary before embarkation, and that it is impracticable to reduce the interval between the arrival of the first train and the sailing of the boat. I am ready to discuss the matter with my hon. Friend, as it is, of course, not in the general public interest or in the particular interest of passengers on these boats to discuss in public the times of sailing.