§ SIR JAMES WHITEHEAD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Railway Rates and Charges Order Confirmation Acts, 1891 and 1892, apply to 1497 every railway in the United Kingdom: and, if they do not, whether he will make a Return containing a complete list of Railway Companies whoso maximum rates and charges have not yet undergone revision in pursuance of Section 24 of "The Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888"?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
The Confirmation Act, 1891 and 1892, apply to all railways which were opened for traffic at the time when they were introduced. Eleven other railways have been subsequently opened, and Schedules affecting these are, at present, under my consideration. About 80 other railways have been since incorporated, but they; have not yet been completed and opened for traffic.