§ Sir J. Stanley Holmes
asked the Minister of War Transport whether he will call upon the L.N.E.R. Company to see that the trains running between Clacton-on-Sea and Liverpool Street, and vice versa, run to time, as the present unpunctuality is of the greatest inconvenience to those who travel to London and back every day.
§ Mr. Barnes
I am informed by the L.N.E.R. that the late running of these trains is mainly due to shortage of staff for maintenance and other duties at loco motive depots and to the heavy traffic on this line. Fog has recently caused further difficulties. Every effort is being made to ensure punctual working.