§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon Boroughs)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board of Trade furnished the Press with a copy of his letter of the 26th instant to Mr. Bell, of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, and Mr. Bell's reply thereto; and whether he has communicated since with the Great Eastern Railway Company, and whether the company have replied; and, if so, what is the tenour and the date of that reply, and has it been handed to the representatives of the men and to the press.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The answer to the first question is in the negative. In answer to the second question I have to say that I have had no formal communication with the railway company, and no communication has been made to the press.