HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 c374
* MR. NIELD (Middlesex,Ealing)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received any official information or Report upon the subject of breakdowns and delays in the traffic on the District Railway between Ealing and the City; whether such delays are attributable to the fact that the rolling stock is of foreign construction; and whether, if he has not cognizance of the facts, he will direct an inquiry to be held to ascertain the cause of this public inconvenience.


I have received a Report from the Metropolitan District Railway Company on the subject of the breakdowns on their line, and the purport of that Report is contained in the reply given to a Question put yesterday by the noble Lord the Member for Maidstone.† Upon the explanation given by the company it would appear that an inquiry of the nature suggested would not serve any useful purpose.