§ MR. D. N. NICOL (Argyll)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, will he explain why the West Highland Railway Company have not made the rail and steamer connection on their system viâ Whistlefield and Portincaple which they are under statutory obligation to make?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I have communicated with the West Highland Railway Company, and learn that they are not bound to form a steamer connection with their system viâ Portincaple. They are, however, under an obligation to the Luss Trustees to make and maintain a station at Portincaple. With the consent of those trustees the carrying out of the work has been delayed until now, and the Company are at present making inquiries as to the nature and route of the traffic, in order that they may be able to determine what is the best site for a station and what accommodation will be required in order properly to serve the traffic. The Company have scheduled land in the neighbourhood sufficient to permit of the reconstruction of the station.