§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the delays occasioned by the Great Southern and Western Railway Company and their officials to the people at the railway crossings at Cahirciveen and Kells, County Kerry; and whether, in view of the representations on this subject that have been frequently made to the Board of Trade by the Cahirciveen Rural District Council, and that the medical officer of the district has been kept waiting for periods, amounting in some cases to thirty minutes, when going on sick calls, steps will be taken to compel the railway company to carry out shunting operations at these two points without causing inconvenience to the public.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BONAR LAW,) Glasgow, Blackfriars
A general complaint of the delay to road traffic at these crossings has been made to the Board of Trade by the Rural District Council. The railway company state no unnecessary delay is caused to the public using the roads, and the Board 1413 have informed the Council that if specific instances of the delays complained of are given they will take whatever further steps are possible.