§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will be good enough to state what is now the position of things as between the Board of Trade and the Railway Companies with respect to the carrying into effect of Section 24 of "The Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888?"
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The Board of Trade have made to Parliament the Reports provided for by the section in cases of disagreement in respect to nine great Railway Companies. They are at present making further efforts to adjust the limited number of differences which still exist between traders on the one hand and the companies on the other, and I hope at an early date to be able to introduce Bills confirming Provisional Orders as regards those companies. The schedules of the other companies are still under consideration.