§ ME. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the invention exhibited by Mr. John Brown at the meeting of the British Association in Belfast, whereby 742 economy in time and convenience could be effected in the putting down and taking up of railway and tramway passengers; and whether he will order an official report to be made on the invention with a view to its adoption in these countries.
(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The attention of the Board has not been drawn to this invention. The question of the adoption of such an appliance on railways and tramways is one for the consideration of the proprietors of those undertakings.