HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 c1887
5. Mr. ATKEY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the evidence submitted by the Chamber of Commerce, the Corporation of Nottingham, and the petition to the Midland Railway Company, signed by over 1,000 season-ticket holders, as to the great inconvenience suffered by the travelling public in Nottingham arising from the closing of the entrance to the Midland Station opposite Trent Street, he will make such representations to the Railway Executive Committee as will at once meet the demand for the reopening of the entrance in question, and also avoid the necessity of taking the chief inspecting officer of railways from his more important duties in order to visit Nottingham?


As the hon. Member has already been informed by letter, the chief inspecting officer of railways is to-day visiting Nottingham in connection with this matter.


How long does the right hon. Gentleman anticipate it will take to make up his mind and report, so that it can be acted upon, and will he bear in mind that the people of Nottingham sent me to support a Do-it-now Government in preference to a Wait-and-see one?