§ MR. J. HOPE (Fifeshire, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the dangerous condition of the North British Rail way station at Longniddry; whether he will compel the railway company to discontinue the practice of stopping their passenger trains twice at the south plat form, owing to the length of the platform being less than the length of the trains; and whether he will instruct the rail way company to make the necessary alterations for the protection of passengers.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
I have communicated with the railway company, who deny that this station is in any way in a dangerous condition, or that any risk arises from its use in connection with their passenger service or otherwise. The company add that the expense involved has hitherto prevented them from improving the accommodation at the station, but that the question of so doing shall be fully considered at an early meeting of the directors.