§ SIR ALFRED HICKMAN (Wolverhampton, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many days the Railway Commissioners sat, and how many cases they decided during the year 1892?
§ MR. ASQUITH
During the year 1892 the Court of the Railway and Canal Commission sat in Court 22 days. This does not include the days the Commission met to consider applications for approval of working agreements, and to prepare and consider judgments, and for purposes connected with this administrative duties, nor the days upon which the Registrar sat to hear and decide interlocutory matters and inquiries as to damages. The work before the Court and the cases decided will appear in the Annual Report for 1892, which is in preparation, and will shortly be laid before Parliament.