Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any power to control the display of advertisements inside railway carriages; if so, whether the large and unsightly advertisements on enamelled iron plates recently affixed to the. inside of the doors of railway carriages belonging to the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company have been displayed with his knowledge and approval; and, if not, whether he will make inquiries into the 1719W matter, with a view to discouraging displays which give offence to many travellers?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
The display of advertisements in railway carriages does not come within the control of the Board of Trade, and I do not think that I can take any action in the matter.