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Confidence in the Secretary of State for Transport

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:03 pm on 19th June 2018.

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Photo of Stephen McPartland Stephen McPartland Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee 3:03 pm, 19th June 2018

My hon. Friend, my right hon. and learned Friend Sir Oliver Heald and I have been working hard with Ministers and with Govia—we are in touch daily—because tens of thousands of our constituents have been massively affected every single day. We are trying to fix things so that our constituents can get to work. Although there are issues with the timetable in our area, things will be dramatically better when it works. The number of seats will be doubled, there will be 50% more trains from my constituency, and a whole variety of new destinations will be provided. When the new timetable is in place, there will be positives, but there are issues now, and they are what we are working daily to resolve.