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Uk—Northern Ireland (School Children)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that boys and girls attending schools in Great Britain, whose parents live in Northern Ireland, are having great difficulty in obtaining sailing tickets at the end of the summer term; and if he will put on an extra steamer from either Liverpool or Heysham to Belfast on either 28th or 29th July.

I am not aware of any such difficulty. Both the L.M.S. Railway and the Belfast Steamship Company have special arrangements for dealing with applications on behalf of school children proceeding to their homes in Ireland. The Belfast Steamship Company have no tonnage available to provide extra sailings from Liverpool. The service from Heysham will be increased by an additional 20 sailings each way between 7th July and 30th August.