§ 32. Mr. S. Shephard
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that, although the journey from Inverness to Euston takes 16 hours, no restaurant car facilities are provided; and what steps he proposes to take to restore this service.
§ Mr. Barnes
The railway companies are restoring restaurant cars as quickly as possible. A restaurant car is now attached to the 8.40 a.m. train from Inverness at Preston at 6.21 p.m. and as soon as possible a restaurant car will be attached to this train at Perth at 12.6 p.m. A restaurant car is also attached to the 7.20 p.m. from Euston at Perth at 5.5 a.m. Shortage of staff at present prevents the restoration of a restaurant car on the 4.30 p.m. from Inverness.