§ MR. BOWERMAN (Deptford)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when his Department proposes to institute an inquiry into the question of workmen's fares upon the Metropolitan and District Railways, in agreement with the requests received from public and other bodies.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) Complaints were received from the London County Council and other bodies with regard to the workmen's fares on the Metropolitan District Railway, and the matter has, on the application of the railway company, been referred to the Railway and Canal Commission as provided by the Cheap Trains Act, 1883. The matter having been so referred, the duty of inquiry falls upon the Railway and Canal Commission.