HC Deb 28 April 1891 vol 352 c1598
MR. KING (Hull, Central)

postponed until Thursday a question-—To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a meeting, on 10th April, 1891, of the Parliamentary Committee of the Railway Companies' Association, at which it was decided to represent to the Board of Trade the importance of selecting for the office of Railway Commissioner, in the place of the late Mr. W. P. Price, a gentleman in whom the Railway Companies would have confidence, and to the further Resolution that a Sub-Committee, to consist of Lord Stalbridge, Viscount Cobham, the Honourable R. H. Dutton, and Lord Colville, with the general managers present at the meeting, should be appointed to select and submit to the President of the Board of Trade for his consideration the names of such gentlemen as they considered qualified for the position; and whether, in making his appointment, he will take care, in the interests of the trading community, that no nominee of the big Railway Companies be appointed?