HC Deb 11 July 1917 vol 95 cc1912-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the fact that an agreement has been arrived at by the Taff Vale Rail- way Company, the Cardiff Railway Company, and the Rhymney Railway Company to a point of fusion; if his Department will see that greater convenience is granted for workmen's train services within their running areas; and will he see that places like Nantgarw, Whitchurch, and Tongwynlais have a better service of workmen's trains?


I understand that no agreement has been made by the three companies mentioned which amounts to the fusion of the companies, though certain arrangements have been made with the view of securing the best facilities for dealing with traffic in the port of Cardiff. These arrangements do not appear to affect the position of the companies in regard to the provision of workmen's train services, but if the hon. Gentleman will furnish particulars of any reasonable improvements which can be made by the companies in the services, the matter will be considered.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it has already been reported in the South Wales Press and in other papers that they have come to an agreement? That is why I wanted to call his attention to this question. The same reply as this was given the other day.


The hon. Member must not give information; he may ask a question.