§ MR. WARDLE (Stockport)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, 1716 if his attention has been called to the case of a goods guard at Wigan, on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, who worked twenty hours on the 13th instant, and another who worked twenty-two hours and ten minutes on the same day; whether he is aware that another who had worked over twenty-one hours was reprimanded because he refused to come on after only eight hours' rest; and whether, in view of the hours prevalent on this line, he will take special steps in the matter.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
Yes, Sir. Upon the representations contained in a letter received from the hon. Member on the 15th instant I am causing careful inquiry to be made.