§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether any complaint has recently been made to his Department as to the inadequacy of the transit facilities at the North Wall Station of the Midland Great Western Railway, Dublin, whereby quantities of goods are being delayed for days and their condition injured to the loss of both vendor and purchaser; and can he undertake to make any representation to the Railway and Canal Commissioners on this subject with a view to some action being taken in the public interest.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
No complaints appear to have been recently received of the inadequacy of transit facilities at the station referred to. If ground for complaint exists it is for the parties aggrieved to make application for remedy to the Railway and Canal Commissioners. I will, however, consider, if particulars are furnished to the Board of Trade at the instance of the hon. Member by any trader who has been injured, whether the matter is one on which the Department could usefully communicate with the railway company concerned.
§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
With reference to the latter part of the Question, is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that application to the Railway and Canal Commission is a most costly process which small traders in Ireland really cannot undertake?
§ [No answer was returned.]