§ Mr. ATKEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Station street entrance to the Midland Station, Nottingham, has not yet been reopened; whether this entrance gives direct access to the Nottingham Lace Market, which is one of the busiest business centres of the city; and whether, in view of the fact that the closing of this entrance was a war measure and its continuance is a great inconvenience to the business community of the city, he can see his way to have it reopened?
§ Sir AUCKLAND GEDDES
I am informed by the Midland Railway Company that the closing of the entrance referred to was not a war measure but was consequential upon an alteration of the arrangements at Nottingham station with a view to restricting the use of the platforms to ticket [holders. The company do not sec their way to re-open the entrance, which would involve the provision of additional booking-office accommodation and the appointment of additional booking clerks and ticket collectors.