HC Deb 13 December 1926 vol 200 c2566
70. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been drawn to the cardsharping which takes place on the Tilbury line of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway; and will he take steps to see that measures are taken to put a stop to it?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I have been asked to reply. Representations in the sense of my hon. Friend's question were recently made to me, and I have called the attention of the railway company to the matter. I have no doubt that they will take such action as the circumstances may require.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not recognise that if it were not for so many foolish people. riding in these railway carriages, this trade would not be carried on?


May I ask who is responsible for the detection of these cardsharpers——the police or railway officials; and, if the latter, what kind of railway officials?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have not gone into that question, but I imagine the railway police.