HC Deb 15 July 1902 vol 111 c240

To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state by whom the inquiry, which was instituted some time back into the working of the railway systems in India and the overcrowding of Native passengers in third-class carriages, was made; and whether the Report will be laid upon the Table of the House.

(Answer.) The inquiry recently instituted into the working of railway systems in India is not yet complete. It is being conducted by Mr. Thomas Robertson, late General Manager of the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, and Chairman of the Irish Board of Works, who went out to India as a special commissioner in the autumn of 1901. I cannot say when his report will be received, nor can I give any undertaking at present with regard to its publication.—(India Office).