HC Deb 28 March 1895 vol 32 cc350-1

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that for the last three weeks the Midland Great Western Railway Company have never had sufficient supply of wagons at Galway, though remonstrated with in the strongest terms by every trader in town; and that upon the fair day of Galway, 21st instant, there were neither wagons for goods or cattle, and the latter were injured by standing all day in the rain; and if the Government will introduce a, short Bill to give senders a remedy, if, after long notice, their goods will not be carried?


The circumstances referred to by the hon. and gallant Member have not been brought to my notice. If the Company do not afford reasonable facilities, the law provides a sufficient remedy. Under Section 2 of the Railway Regulation Act, 1854, and subsequent Acts (1873 and 1889), establishing and giving jurisdiction to the Railway Commission, the Railway Commissioners have power to entertain complaints by traders in respect of such a grievance.