§ MR. FRANCIS BUXTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade, with reference to the Cheap Trains Act, 1883, How many "urban districts" he has yet certified, in accordance with Clause 2, sections (2), (3); whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a list of such urban districts; whether he has found it necessary, in accordance with Clause 3, section (2), to order any Company to provide additional accommodation on workmen's trains; whether such orders have been complied with, and have resulted in increased facilities of locomotion; and, whether be can inform the House of the particulars of any such cases?
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN
Sir, no urban districts have been certified; but under Section 2, Sub-section 3 of the Cheap Trains Act of last Session, the Board of Trade has certified certain stations and portions of railways as being within urban districts for the purposes of the Act. There is no objection to a list of those stations and portions of railways being laid on the Table of the House; but it would, I think, be desirable to wait a short time until the arrangements are wholly completed. The Companies have shown no indisposition to comply with the provisions of the Act with regard to penny-a-mile traffic and workmen's trains, and, consequently, there has been no occasion for the Board of Trade at present to make any order upon them in the matter.