HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 c1679
MR. MONTAGU (Cambridgeshire, Chesterton)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government will consider the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the general management of railways in this country, and to compare systems which have been adopted or are proposed for adoption abroad, with a view to their possible adoption in this country.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I am taking steps to obtain information as to the systems of railway management in other countries and their practical working. I think that this method of inquiry has, in this case, advantages over a more formal investigation by a Royal Commission.