§ Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many of the railways on which the services were suspended during the War have resumed their activities; and when he anticipates they will all be again in working order, at least so far as some measure of daily traffic is concerned?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I cannot give precise figures showing the extent to which pre-war conditions have been restored, but the Railway Executive Committee assure me that the railway companies are doing and will continue to do everything possible to effect improvements in the train services as and when circumstances permit. It would, however, be impracticable to say when the conditions will again become normal.