§ MR. A. C. MORTON (Peterborough)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has informed the Railway Companies that if they do not come to some reasonable terms with the public, the Government will have to ask Parliament to intervene?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
No, Sir; I think it is better to wait and see the effect of the negotiations which are at present being conducted with the companies, and of the representations which are being made to them, before I address to them any communication of the nature of a threat. There are many hon. Members of this House who are influential in the railway world, and who are well able to guage the views and temper of Parliament on this question.