§ Sir E. CORNWALL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the 1033W original working agrement made by the Government with the railway companies of the country at the outbreak of war still exists; and, if any changes have been made, will he state what the present arrangements are?
The original agreement, with an alteration of financial detail, still exists. I will send my hon. Friend particulars of the alteration, which was announced in the Press in April, 1915. The agreement is, of course, subject to further modification in detail, and some modifications are under consideration.