§ 33. Mr. W. THORNE
asked whether the Scottish railway companies have decided to increase the third-class railway fares 24 5 per cent. and the excursions 2½ per cent.; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?
I am aware of the decision to which my hon Friend refers, and I am sending him a copy of a letter which I have received from the Caledonian Railway Company on the subject. The Board of Trade have no power to interfere with the discretion of the railway companies as regards the revision of passenger fares within the statutory maxima.
Mr. CATHCART WASON
May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether he would publish the letter from the Caledonian Railway Company in the Votes?