§ SIR JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the trains of the Caledonian and the North British Railways are timed to leave Crianlarich station in a way to cause the greatest inconvenience and delay to the passengers by the rival line; and if he will make representations to the companies to induce them so to rearrange their time tables as to prevent the travelling public suffering the inconvenience resulting from the present arrangements.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN (for Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE)
The Board of Trade have communicated with both the railway companies concerned and are informed that every effort has been made to provide convenient connections at Crianlarich, but that in timing the trains consideration has had to be given to the requirements of the local traffic on the companies' respective lines and the necessity for maintaining train and steamboat connections at other places. My right hon. friend is sending copies of the companies' replies to my hon. friend. The Board of Trade propose to communicate further with the railway companies in the matter.