§ Mr. David Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he is now satisfied that the Woolwich ferry will now be able to provide a regular and reliable service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I am happy to say that the staff have now agreed the new working arrangements arising from the management review of the ferry. These provide 249W more efficient staffing and operating schedules. They have now been implemented. A reliable and cost-effective service should now be maintained.