HC Deb 04 August 1904 vol 139 c973

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on several occasions the accommodation on the Ballinrobe and Claremorris Railway has been so limited that not only have the ordinary carriages been overcrowded, but sometimes from twenty to thirty persons have been forced to stand in the guard's van during the journey; and, if so, whether he will see that in future this company will make arrangements for a sufficient supply of carriages to convey the passengers over this line.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) My attention has not previously been called to this matter, and it is not one over which the Board of Trade has any statutory control. If, however, the hon. Member will furnish me with details of the complaint, I shall be happy to communicate with the Midland Great Western Railway Company thereon, and will acquaint him with the result.