§ MR. MADDISON
I beg to ask the president of the Board of Trade, whether he will make a further appeal to the London and North Western Railway Company to adopt the recommendation made in the Board of Trade Circular respecting the hours of flagmen and watchmen employed in tunnels, that company being the only one which has refused to adopt the eight-hour spell of duty?
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
May I ask the right honourable Gentleman a Question, of which I have given him private notice, namely, will the, right honourable Gentleman make a further appeal to the directors of this company, through the Secretary to the Admiralty, who has become a director of the company since he became a Member of this House?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
No, Sir; any appeal I make must be through the Secretary to the Hoard and not through the Secretary to the Admiralty. I have communicated again with the London and North Western, and the general manager informs the Board of Trade thatThis company has no objection to such a general rule so long as it is not made a hard and fast regulation.