§ MR. P. STANHOPE (Wednesbury)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will procure from the Railway Companies, and present to Parliament, a Return showing the number of free passes, whether permanent or occasional, issued by each Railway Company upon the whole or any portion of its system?
§ *SIR M. HICKS BEACH
I am not at present prepared to ask the Railway Companies for such a Return as is indicated in the question, as the hon. Member has not shown me what useful purpose it would be likely to serve.