§ Mr. ROWNTREE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the importance of Parliament and the public having accurate and up-to-date information regarding the wages paid by the railway companies to their various grades of employés, he has been able to make arrangements whereby these facts can at an early date be given in some convenient form?
My right hon. Friend fully appreciates the desirability of publishing up-to-date information, and, as he stated in a recent reply, the figures given in the Annual Report on Changes in Rates of Wages indicate the general course of the earnings of railwayman year by year. Elaborate inquiries such as that of 1907 can only be repeated at fairly long intervals, but my hon. Friend can be assured that the matter will again be considered at the first favourable opportunity.