§ MR. BODKIN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of 1415 Trade if his attention has been called to the unanimous resolution of the Boyle Town Commissioners, praying that the Midland Great Western Railway Company may be allowed to run passenger carriages with certain goods trains to Sligo and back passing through Boyle, and pointing out the extreme hardship inflicted on the travelling public on this line by the existing restriction; and whether he will kindly give the matter his immediate and favourable consideration?
§ MR. BURT
The attention of the Board of Trade has been called to the resolution referred to. Since the passing of the Regulation of Railways Act, 1889, it is quite inadmissible to permit Railway Companies to attach passenger carriages to goods trains. That Act was passed in the interest of public safety, and the Board cannot take the responsibility of relaxing its requirements in such a direction. The Railway Company should be pressed by the Memorialists to give proper facilities to the travelling public.