§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that all trains run on the Sligo and Northern Counties Railway are not made up of passenger carriages, but mainly of heavily laden goods wagons; that on some parts of the line the engines are unable to do the haulage except at a slow pace; and that, at all the stations except two, passengers are detained at the risk of accidents and to their inconvenience while the shunting is being carried on, and about which the travelling public complain; and seeing that, owing to this practice, it takes about three hours at the present rate of sixteen miles an hour to run from Sligo to Enniskillen and vice versa, whether steps will be taken to improve the present system of working this line.
§ MR. RITCHIE
No, Sir; but I shall be happy to communicate with the railway company and direct their attention to the allegation made in the hon. Member's question.