THE MASTER OF ELIBANK (Edinburgh, Midlothian)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the detriment which is caused to the development of Peebles and district by the deficiency of station accommodation in that town on the North British system, and to the fact that the repeated representations of the local authorities to the railway company have been ignored; and whether he will make inquiries into the circumstances, with a view to this state of affairs being remedied.
(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) My attention has not been called to the matters referred to. If the hon. Member will furnish me with details showing the ground of complaint I shall be happy to communicate with the company thereon, but the Board of Trade have no powers which would enable them to compel the company to improve the accommodation provided at a station already in use.