§ 23. Mr. GILBERT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any decision has yet been come to by the Railway Executive Committee as to re-opening the stations on and working the Victoria to City line on the South-Eastern and Chatham Railway?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I understand that it has not been found practicable to re-open the closed stations on this line, but I am making further inquiries on the matter.
§ 32. Mr. ATKEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now seen the letter from the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce and the Town Clerk of Nottingham upon the subject of the inconvenience caused to the travelling public of Nottingham by the closure of the entrance to the Midland Station opposite Trent Street; whether he is aware that a petition was sent to the Midland Railway Company on 24th February, 191V, signed by over 1,000 season-ticket holders and endorsed by many citizens testifying to the inconvenience caused by the closure of this entrance; and whether, in view of the inconvenience caused by the existing state of affairs, he will make such representations to the Railway Executive Committee as will at once meet the demand for the re-opening of the entrance in question?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The letter to which I understand the hon. Gentleman refers has been brought to the notice of the Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways, who, as stated in the reply given on the subject on the 4th August, will visit the station as soon as his duties permit. Until his report has been received and considered, my right hon. Friend does not propose to take any further action in the matter.