§ MR. ANSTRUTHER (St. Andrew's, &c.)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works, as Chairman of the Select Committee on Railway Rates and Charges, whether any evidence has been taken by the Committee as to the rates in force for traders in the South and East of Scotland, especially between Edinburgh or Leith and Cupar Fife; whether the evidence already taken by the Committee will be circulated to hon. Members; and whether he can hold out any hope of a final Report, at an early date, on the question referred to the Committee?
THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. SHAW-LEFEVKE,) Bradford, Central
Three witnesses have given evidence before the Railway Rates Committee as to the rates in the South and East of Scotland, but not with regard to Cupar Fife in particular. The evidence taken by the Committee has been reported to the House, and has 654 been ordered to be printed; but I cannot say how soon copies can be circulated to hon. Members. The Committee will meet to consider its final Report as soon as possible after the re-assembling of the House in November.