§ MR. SAMUELSON
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, Whether he is aware that the Nantlle Railway Company having been authorized by an Act obtained in 1865 to increase the width of gauge of their Rail- 563 way, subject to the previous aporoval of the Board of Trade, have in fact increased such width on a portion only of the Railway, and without the consent of the Board of Trade, thereby inflicting serious loss and inconvenience upon the proprietors of certain slate quarries communicating only with that portion of the line the gauge of which has not been altered; and, whether the Board of Trade will cause any inquiry to be made into the circumstances of the case?
§ MR. STEPHEN CAVE
, in reply, said, the Board of Trade had recently been informed that the Nantlle Railway Company had increased the gauge on a portion of their line without the previous approval of the Board as required by their Act. The Board of Trade had, in consequence, called upon the Company for an explanation, and, upon the receipt of that explanation, an inspector would, if necessary, be ordered to inquire into and to report upon the circumstances of the case.