HC Deb 07 July 1903 vol 124 cc1521-2

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the railway arrangements for the county of Anglesey; is he aware that the first ordinary train does not leave Holyhead until 8 a.m., making it impossible for business men to reach the nearest English towns until afternoon; that the last stopping train leaves at 6 p.m., causing inconvenience to country people who wish to do business at Holyhead on market and other days; that owing to the distances between stations a large part of the county is not accorded convenient railway facilities; and that, although their attention has been called to these and other facts, and the grievances have been admitted by them, the London and North Western Railway Company have not taken any steps to meet the wants of the district; and, if so, whether he will bring pressure to bear on the company to cause them to establish a more satisfactory train service, and to erect new stations in the county.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The Board have brought the hon. Member's Question to the notice of the railway company referred to. They cannot further intervene in questions of passenger traffic arrangements, which, must be left to the discretion of the several railway companies.