§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been 921 drawn to the model clause which is now inserted in Tramway Bills to ensure a service suited to workmen; and if he would consider whether, having regard to the time that has elapsed since it was framed and to the general adoption of electric traction, the existing clause could be amended in respect of the lateness of the hour in the morning at which workmen's cars are provided, the number of these cars that must be run daily, and the amount of the fare charged; and, if so, whether the Board of Trade will undertake to amend the clause in these respects, or to provide a new one.
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The alteration of a model clause in Tramway Bills is a matter for the authorities of Parliament, and not for me. I will bring the matter under their notice.