§ MR. COX (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether complaints have reached him that trains on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway are frequently stopped from five to fifteen minutes between Grosvenor Road and outside Victoria Stations, in consequence of the line being blocked; and, if so, will he cause an inquiry to be made as to the reason of this delay, and the great inconvenience occasioned thereby?
§ * SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH
No such complaints have reached me, nor have I any power to interfere in such a matter. I have, however, sent a copy of the hon. Member's question to 1255 the Railway Company for their observations, and I should be happy to show the hon. Member their reply.