HC Deb 26 November 1908 vol 197 c675

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he can state what has been the cost of the Railway and Canal Commission during the last ten years; how many cases have been brought before the Commission; how many of those cases have been decided in favour of the applicants, how many in favour of the defendants, and how many are still unsettled; on how many days in each of the ten years the Commission sat; and the average cost of each case decided by the Commission.


The expenditure of the Railway and Canal Commission during the ten years ended March 31st last amounted to nearly £63,000, and I am sending the hon. Member the figures for each of the years in question. The Court sat on forty-three days in 1907. The number of its sittings in each of the ten previous years together with particulars of the applications dealt with, etc., will be found on page 36 of the Judicial Statistics for England and Wales for 1906 which is in the Library.