§ MAJOR DARWIN (Staffordshire, Lichfield)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Metropolitan District Railway Company has for years habitually charged fares in excess of its legal maxima for journeys between the Mansion House and Earl's Court Stations, and between other intermediate stations; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
Representations have been made to me on behalf of the Metropolitan District Railway Company to the effect that they do not admit that they are charging, or that they have at any time charged, fares in excess of their 664 legal powers. The whole question will come before the Committee in connection with the pending Bill of the Company, when the questions at issue can be fully gone into, and the rights of the several parties concerned can be determined.