HC Deb 06 July 1903 vol 124 c1413

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade, whether, having regard to the fact that his attention has been frequently called to the irregularities and breach of the Board of Trade regulations by the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company, and to the fact that notwithstanding official promises no action has been taken, he will, in view of the dissatisfaction with the management and control of this Railway Company, take immediate steps to enforce the regulations of his Department.


The Railway Company have explained to the Board of Trade that in consequence of the heavy increase in the traffic and in the number of trains required since the opening of the Camdonagh and Burtonport Extensions, the number of goods brake vans has been found to be insufficient. They have, however, arranged for the provision of additional vans, and the brake gear has all been received and is being fitted. The Company promise that no time shall be lost in providing the equipment necessary to make compliance with the Board of Trade's Order under the Regulation of Railways Act, 1889.