Industrial Action on the Railway

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:29 pm on 20th June 2022.

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Photo of Tom Hunt Tom Hunt Conservative, Ipswich 4:29 pm, 20th June 2022

Obviously, we have this Tuesday and this Thursday, and many of my constituents will have to put up with this chaos. They will also have to put up with it on Saturday, and also on 2 July, when ASLEF will also be organising the drivers striking in Ipswich. But this is something they have got used to—constant disruption at the weekends in Ipswich. Recently, we had six weekends in a row where we had replacement bus services. Does my right hon. Friend agree with me that weekend services should not be an afterthought, but are increasingly becoming more important?