HC Deb 01 July 1919 vol 117 c798W
Lieut.-Colonel Sir A. WARREN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, with a view to relieving the overcrowding of passenger trains, he will consider the question of compelling all London railway companies who have not already done so to undertake the electrification of such part of their lines as serve suburban areas?


The Board of Trade have no power to take the action suggested, but the important question of the extension of electric traction on railways will no doubt be a matter for the early consideration of the Ministry of Ways and Communications when established.