(by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the present stoppage of work on London passenger vehicles, he can state what arrangements are being made for transport of essential workers over the week-end, and what statement can be made on the position.
Are arrangements made for an increase of the personnel to meet any further stoppage that may occur during the week-end; and, further, to what extent, notwithstanding this utilisation of military personnel, is there dislocation of the general passenger services?
My hon. Friend knows, of course, that one of the causes of the strike was the alteration of the schedules, which the men said prevented them having more rest. Was there any negotiation before the schedules were put into operation?
Is there no intention of taking any action against the L.P.T.B. for allowing the organisation to get into such a condition? Surely the men at the top should be held responsible.