HC Deb 24 February 1896 vol 37 c918
MR. H. C. RICHARDS (Finsbury, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether any further action has been taken with regard to the alleged illegal fares charged on the Metropolitan District Railway; and, whether the Law Officers of the Crown, to whom the matter was referred, have given their opinion on the case submitted by the Board of Trade Solicitor; and, if so, state the purport of the opinion?


It will not be proper that I should state the purport of the Law Officers' opinion, but I may say that the consideration of the question of proceedings by the Board of Trade is suspended pending the deliberations of Parliament on the Bill which the Company have introduced this Session.