I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether 1248 he has received an application from the National Clarion Cycling Club for representation at the Railway Conference to endeavour to arrive at a general agreement with regard to modifications of the existing law and relations between railway companies and the general public as far as cyclists are concerned; and whether he can how undertake that, at some time before the close of the Conference, the request shall be granted.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part I am afraid I can add nothing to the replies which I have previously given my hon. friend on the subject. The Board of Trade are at all times ready to receive and consider any information or arguments which may be laid before them with regard to this or similar grievances, but it will hardly be possible for the Railway Conference to go into questions of the rates and conditions for carrying particular articles.