HC Deb 16 February 1899 vol 66 c1096
MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the breaches of the peace which have been caused at Edmonton and Liverpool Street Stations of the Great Eastern Railway Company; whether the construction of a separate platform for workmen, and the issue of different coloured tickets available only for a single train each day, are in accordance with the Companies Acts and the general law; and whether he can induce the company to bring the disturbances to an end until a decision is given in the cases which are now pending against them for an improved service of trains?


I have seen in the press reports of the proceedings referred to. I am not aware that there is any illegality in the special arrangements made by the company for the control of its different classes of traffic. I cannot "induce the company to bring the disturbances to an end." They would probably say that, as they are not caused by the company, they are unable to bring them to an end.