§ 43. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the condition of the rolling stock at present employed on parts of the Southern Railway, especially between London, Dartford and Gravesend; if he will take steps to ensure that this railway company will, in future, provide the travelling public in these districts with similar accommodation to that provided on some parts of the Southern Railway and by other railway companies in this country; and is he aware that the public in these districts resent being charged full fares for such inadequate travelling facilities?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I do not think that I have recently received any representations 1711 on this point. I may, however, remind my hon. Friend that the suburban lines of the Southern Railway in North Kent are in process of being electrified, and the normal type of electrical rolling stock will then be substituted.
§ Mr. ALBERY
In view of the dirty and dilapidated condition of this rolling stock, may I ask if the right hon. Gentleman will send an official of his Department to inspect it, and to report to him?