§ MR. FIRTH
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he has further considered the question of the circumstances under which the Metropolitan Railways run workmen's trains; and, whether he will take means to ascertain whether the provisions and intention of the various Acts of Parliament under which such trains are run are now carried into effect by the Metropolitan Companies?
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN,
in reply, said, his hon. Friend had asked a Question on that subject a few days ago, and he was then obliged to confess that he had no information regarding it. But since then he had received several letters making complaints against the way in which that service was conducted; and, as the matter seemed to him to be of considerable importance, he had thought it well that a full inquiry should be instituted into it, and he had accordingly ordered an official investigation to be made, the result of which he hoped to lay on the Table, giving the statutory obligations of all the Companies in respect to that Question, and stating how far they were carried out, both in the letter and in the spirit.