19. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been drawn to the practice of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company of appointing a station-master to look after two stations, as is evident in that at Bury the stations of Knowsley Street and Bolton Street are now under one station-master; and whether, seeing that this practice is contrary to the public interest, likely to endanger the lives of travellers, and impair the efficiency of railway administration, he will make representations to the company with a view to the appointment ofastationmaster at each station?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
The responsibility in this matter rests with the railway company, who inform me that it is not unusual for them to place one stationmaster in charge of two stations, when, as in the case of the two stations to which the hon. Member refers, they are satisfied that this can be arranged without prejudice to the safe and efficient working of the line.