§ *MR. E. P. MONCKTON (Northampton, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the undertaking given by the Great Eastern Railway Company with respect to the improvement of their station at Peterborough, and also considering the continual shunting that takes place over their level missing close to their station, blocking one of the main entrances into the town, to the serious inconvenience and danger of the public, he is aide to state if any report on the existing state of things has been made to the Department by any of then. officials; what steps, if any, have been taken by t he Great Eastern Railway Company in this matter; and when operations will be commenced?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE, Croydon)
I have received a satisfactory letter from the Great Eastern Company with reference to the proposed works for the improvement of the station, which I shall Le happy to show the hon. Member. With regard to the crossing, the company deny that there is any danger at Fletton, or that a bridge is necessary; they are willing to build a bridge, however, if the Local Authority is prepared to hear two-thirds of the cost thereof. Although the Board of Trade cannot compel the company to provide a bridge, they will be happy at any time to offer their good offices With a view to settling the amount of contribution which should be paid by the Local Authority, if that body was disposed to entertain such a proposal.