§ MR. MASSEY-MAINWARING () Finsbury, Central
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the delay on the Underground Railway on Monday night, the 19th instant, owing to a breakdown, and to a passenger's statement that he had elicited from the officials at a, station that they are habitually kept in ignorance of the facts when such incidents occur; and whether the Board of Trade has power to compel railway companies to post up at stations notice of probable delay beyond a reasonable time, and so afford passengers the opportunity of reaching their destination by other routes.
§ MR. RITCHIE
No, Sir; the Board of Trade cannot compel the companies to post up such notices, and I doubt whether the suggestion is of much practical value. The manager of the Metropolitan District has addressed a letter to the Board dealing fully with the subject of the question, and I shall be happy to supply the hon. Member with a copy if desired.