§ MR. BIRRELL (Fife, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that no less than 50 passenger trains call at Thornton Junction Station (in the West of Fife) daily; that all the quick East Coast trains to 293 and from London and Dundee and Aberdeen stop there; that five branch passenger lines have their south terminus in Thornton Junction Station; and that more than 100 coal and goods and cattle trains pass daily through the said junction station, and as yet the North British Railway Company have omitted to make any mode of access or egress to it either for passengers, horses, cattle, carriages, etc.; and whether ho will direct one of the Board of Trade Railway Inspectors to go to Thornton Junction and make a report thereon to him, as President of the Board of Trade?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
I am not aware of the circumstances referred to, but the Board of Trade will communicate with the Company on the subject of the honourable and learned Member's Question, and, if necessary, direct an Inspector to' visit the locality.