§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if he can state the value of the imports into the United Kingdom from Canada and New Zealand in 1896 and 1904 respectively; and of the exports of British goods to those Colonies in the same years.
(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The declared values of the imports into the United Kingdom from Canada and New Zealand respectively, and of the exports thereto of British and Irish produce from the United Kingdom in 1896 and 1904 were as follows:—
§ boxes and fire-irons as per Section 7; whether look-out men are always employed to give warning to men employed in relaying or other similar dangerous occupations on the permanent way as per Section 9; and whether applications have been received by the Board for extension of time as per Section 10; and, if so, will he give the names of the companies applying and the reference of such applications.
§ (Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) It is not possible to state in detail what has been the action of the railway companies in carrying out the statutory rules in question. The Board are ready, as the hon. Member is aware, to make inquiry into cases where it is alleged that the rules are not observed. Three companies have, under Rule 10, applied for, and have been granted, some extension of 1703 time for complying with certain rules, viz., the Metropolitan District, and the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway Companies in respect of Rule 5, and the Brecon and Merthyr Railway Company in respect of Rule 3.