§ Mr. WARDLE
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will call for a Return of the extra revenue which has been realised by or which it is expected will be realised by the increases in rates and fares at present in force, or which it is intended to put in force by the railway companies, and the estimated cost of the increased wages, actual or prospective, which have been or are proposed to be granted for the first half of 1912?
My right hon. Friend doubts whether it would be practicable for the railway companies to give such a return, and he does not propose to call for it.
If the hon. Member can suggest anything of a practicable kind the Board will be glad to consider it.