§ Mr. HANCOCK
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can make better provision for third-class passengers dining on Great Central trains between Bradford and London; and is he aware that on 24th June the train leaving Bradford at 10 a.m. had one whole carriage and part of another carriage reserved for first-Class diners and only two compartments reserved for third-class diners, the result being that a third-class seat could not be obtained at Nottingham, whilst one-half of the first-class seats were never occupied?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I have communicated with the Great Central Railway Company on this matter, and I am sending the hon. Gentleman a copy of their reply, which explains the circumstances that998W necessitated an exceptional formation of the train in question on the occasion referred to.