§ 11. Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the inconvenience caused to a number of the editorial staff and workpeople employed on the London daily newspapers through the action of the Great Eastern Railway Company in restricting its night service of trains; if he is aware that the convenience of newspaper workers has been considered by the London and South western Railway Company, who have agreed to continue to run throe trains from Waterloo to Wimbledon between the hours of 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.; and whether he will consult the Railway Executive Committee with a view to similar facilities being retained on the Great Eastern Rail way Company's service for men whose work keeps them in London until the early hours of the morning?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Wardle)
I am in communication with the Railway Executive Committee on this matter, and will inform the right hon. Gentleman of the result.
§ Mr. BOWERMAN
Looking at the urgency of this matter, and the serious inconvenience to a large number of men, will the President of the Board of Trade receive a deputation from the men concerned?
12. Mr. PONSONBY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the train which formerly left Darvel for Kilmarnock at 6.10 has been so altered as to necessitate hundreds of women having to wait twenty-five minutes after their day's work is done; and whether the railway company will be instructed to consult the convenience of passengers by starting the train at a more reasonable hour?
§ Mr. WARDLE
I am making inquiries in regard to this matter, and will inform the hon. Gentleman of the result.