HC Deb 29 June 1921 vol 143 cc2181-2W

asked the Minister of Transport if the Treasury have been ordered to pay £430,000 to the North British Railway Company; if a deduction of this amount was made by the Government Departments from the railway company's account; whether any efforts were made to arrive at a proper settlement before the case was taken to the Edinburgh Tribunal; the amount of money the trial cost; and whether any other railway companies are contesting the Ministry's claim?


As the question of appeal is under consideration, the hon. Member will perhaps excuse me from replying in detail. I would, however, refer him to the correspondence in Command Paper 1162, where the circumstances in which this deduction was made are explained.