§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, on Tuesday, 13th June, the trains leaving Aldgate East station on the Metropolitan District Railway, at 6.21 and 6.29 p.m., were excessively overcrowded on arrival at the station, and at least 300 people were left upon the platform after the trains had left the station; and if he intends taking action to prevent this state of things?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Tennant)
The railway company informs me that on the evening in question delays of trains on another part of their system led to some irregularity in the working of the traffic at Aldgate East station, and that under normal conditions there is no delay to passengers at that station. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the company's letter.