Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:50 pm ar 17 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Llafur 3:50, 17 Ebrill 2024

My Lords, the potential Alstom order from the Government for extra trains on the Elizabeth line is, allegedly, to cope with more passengers who will come off HS2 and want to go somewhere else on the Elizabeth line. Can the Government confirm that the new trains—it may be up to 10—will have toilets? In a recent incident on the Great Western, there were people stuck on trains for something like 10 hours without access to a toilet—and then they got criticised for jumping on to the track. Surely, in this day and age, the minimum should be to have at least one or two working toilets on such trains, which possibly go for two-hour or three-hour journeys.