§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the dangerously over-crowded state of the passenger trains on the Midland Railway from Junction Road to Farringdon Street every morning; and whether he will take steps to stop this danger and inconvenience to the public?
§ *MR. MUNDELLA
No, Sir; complaints on the subject have reached me. If any such are made I will communicate with the Railway Company; but the over-crowding of passenger trains on suburban traffic is extremely difficult to deal with, and I have no statutory power in the matter.