§ 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.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
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?
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
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?