HC Deb 06 February 1900 vol 78 c720
MR. WOODS (Essex, Walthamstow)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if it is the intention of the Government in dealing with the question of the housing of the working classes to take into consideration the necessity of amending the Cheap Trains Act, 1883, so as to make provision for an ample service of workmen's trains at cheap fares between the central stations and the outer suburbs of all large towns, and thus remove one of the difficulties experienced in housing the working classes.


Large additional facilities have been afforded recently in the matter of workmen's trains, and I am not satisfied that the present law is insufficient to secure the desirable object referred to by the hon Member.