§ MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the brake trials, stated to be impending in the early spring on one of the leading railways, have yet been held; if so, whether the patentees or manufacturers of the chief rival systems were permitted to compete under identical conditions; and whether he is able to announce the results of such competition.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I learn from the Great Western Railway that some trials with their own brake appliances have been made to test the efficiency of the brake power on their own trains. The inquiry did not go further. I shall be happy to show the hon. Member the communication I have received from the company.