§ Mr. Alan Williams
asked the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough, as representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the reduced late night rail services have been reflected in changes in the late night transport system for the staff of the House of Commons.
§ Mr. Arthur Bottomley
The matter of staff transport after late night sittings was considered by the Commission on 18 May. It was agreed that it would be inappropriate at that time to extend the hours at which the service was available. If there were to be evidence that the difficulties of staff returning home at night have significantly490W increased because of reductions in late night rail services, the Commission would be prepared to look at the matter again.