§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that during the past week the atmosphere of the Underground Railway, particularly between Swiss Cottage and Baker Street, has been almost unbearable with suffocating black smoke and choking gases; whether this state of matters is the result of the use of cheap bituminous coal; and whether he will take steps to remedy this?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
I will direct the attention of the Company to the honourable Member's complaint. He is no doubt aware that the Company is seeking powers from Parliament to work electrically, and also to improve the ventilation of the portion of the line referred to.