§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the various railway companies have yet agreed on a uniform system of railway by-laws for confirmation by the Board of Trade; and, if not, will he take such steps as may seem expedient with a view to bring about unanimity among the railway companies on the subject.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Irish railway companies have been in communication with the Board of Trade, with a view to the submission of a uniform code of revised by-laws for railways in Ireland. If progress is made with this code I will consider whether the Board can usefully again bring the question before the English and Scottish companies with regard to whom the position is still as stated in previous replies given to the hon. Member.