§ MR. HUDSON (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the answer given to his Department by the North Eastern Railway Company respecting the hours of gate signalmen at Hull, the recent Returns of the hours worked by railwaymen represent the actual hours worked by the various servants to whom those Returns apply.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
The Board are assured by the railway company that the Returns in question represent the actual hours worked, including all travelling time paid for.
§ MR. HUDSON
How can they possibly have returned the true state of affairs when the company say they did not know that such long hours were worked?