§ Dr. Little
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will arrange for additional shipping facilities between Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Christmas traffic and to enable workers in Britain to spend the Christmas holidays at home with their friends.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Arrangements were made some time ago to increase the sailings on the Heysham-Belfast route from three to six a week in each direction. This change will be made as soon as we have completed the necessary alterations to the vessel released for the purpose. I hope this will be shortly before Christmas. I regret that it has not been found possible further to increase the passenger services for Christmas.