New Trains (Investment)

Charles Walker calls for a meeting with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the problems faced by commuters from Broxbourne and Cheshunt.

Mr. Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con): I share a line with my hon. Friend the Member for Hertford and Stortford (Mr. Prisk), and in the morning it is hell in Broxbourne, beyond hell in Cheshunt and simply miserable for commuters as they go into Edmonton and Enfield into London. I am delighted that there is to be new rolling stock. May I ask the Secretary of State whether I could meet his officials or one of his junior Ministers for a gentle discussion about timings?

Mr. Hoon
: I regard it as the responsibility of any Minister to meet right hon. and hon. Members to discuss their issues of concern. I do not recall ever having turned down a meeting, and I will ensure that one is arranged for the hon. Gentleman.

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