HC Deb 06 April 1897 vol 48 c619

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether it has been brought to his notice that great inconvenience is experienced by workmen engaged in the building trades owing to some railway companies failing to comply with the Cheap Trains Act of 1883; and whether he will use his influence with all railway companies to cause them to provide an ample service of workmen's trains up to 8 a.m.?

MR. HANBURY (on behalf of Mr. RITCHIE)

The attention of the Board of Trade has been directed to this subject, and the railway companies have been requested to furnish a Return showing the workmen's train accommodation on the respective lines. When the information is received the matter will have attention. The Board of Trade, however, cannot make any such general order as the Question seems to contemplate.