§ Mr. FIELD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether ho is aware that many years ago Irish Members of Parliament were enabled to get season tickets at a low rate, and that now the granting of a free ticket does not involve the railway companies in any loss; is he aware that the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company are quite willing, although not in the favourable position of the railway companies, to agree so far as they are concerned to the issue of these free tickets; and will he in these circumstances have the matter reconsidered and free travelling facilities granted to the Irish Members of Parliament at least during the Session?
Sir A. STANLEY
As the hon. Gentleman was informed in answer to the similar question which he asked on the 17th January, I am afraid I cannot add to previous replies on this subject.