§ MR. WARDLE (Stockport)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the action of the London and South Western Railway Company in reducing the guard of the train in the Salisbury disaster to the position of ticket collector, at a loss of wages of 6s. 6d. per week, as a direct result of the Report of the Board of Trade inspector; and whether he will make inquiry into the general practice and responsibility of guards in regard to the speed of trains.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
My attention lad not previously been drawn to the matter referred to, which appears to be one within the discretion of the railway company. An inquiry as suggested does not appear to be necessary or likely to serve any useful purpose.