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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:33 am on 17th December 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Labour, Streatham 10:33 am, 17th December 2015

To pick up on the previous question, the service that has been provided by Southern trains with Network Rail to hundreds of thousands of commuters in my constituency in London and the south-east has been an appalling joke—an absolute joke. Southern has admitted that it does not even have enough drivers or enough decent trains, which are basic requirements to provide a service. Will the Leader of the House get the Transport Secretary here to give a statement or at least to write to both Crispin Blunt and me explaining what he is going to do to get those companies to sort their act out? They have broken promise after promise. Enough is enough.