HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 cc609-10W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will draw the attention of the London Traffic Advisory Committee to the irregular and unpunctual running of circle trains on the Metropolitan District Railway, which has the effect of throwing additional traffic on to the roads?

Total Collections (Motor Taxation) Less Costs of Collection.
Administrative County. 1923–24. 1924–25. 1925–26.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Cheshire 200,857 12 1 221,009 5 5 241,847 18 11
Lancashire 359,768 19 9 388,781 6 5 422,361 15 10
Grants made from the Road Fund.
£ £ £
Cheshire 284,311 287,053 273,725
La[...]cashire 694,395 711,091 604,059

Separate figures for grants made towards the construction of new roads could only be extracted by a consider-

Colonel ASHLEY

The punctuality of train services is not a matter in connection with which I have any compulsory powers, but I was recently informed by the railway company that the regularity of the service to which my hon. Friend refers was a matter that was engaging their special attention, and that they hoped that in a short while there would be no occasion for complaint in regard to it.