Minutes of Evidence [And Speeches] Taken Before the Select Committee of the House of Commons

Minutes of Evidence [And Speeches] Taken Before the Select Committee of the House of Commons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... lower down, at May 23,1906. Barking, and, if I might give my opinion without committing the "Z. Administrative County, my idea is that in the future these two deWmurti! stations would play a very small part in relation to the Barking one for supplying London. 5557. Sir FRANCIS LOWE: You think your chief station, in the future, would be the Barking one?--Undoubtedly; I think, it is only right it should be. It costs more, the further you go from London, but it is so important to get a thing of this kind as far from the centre of population as possible that it would be found wise to do the bulk of the business at Barking. 5558. According to the scheme you propose at present you would have three stations?--Yes. 5559. And you think that all three of those stations would be so situated as not to be calculated to injure the population by the omission of smoke and other deleterious products?--They are all three bad, but they would injure the bulk of the population as little as it is possible to devise at the present time. 5560. Then with regard to getting coal, do you consider that you could get coal more cheaply at those stations?--Yes, you can get coal more cheaply below bridges than above. 5561. What do you think would be the saving which you would be able to effect by having stations there rather than the station proposed at Battersea?--We went into it very fully and this Table 15 in the book, with which I entirely agree, sums up the position. I do not know whether you wish to have the figures on Table 15 repeated. I went into that very carefully with Mr. Merz. 5562. Could not you say just roughly, to refresh our memories, what is the saving?--It is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 7s. 4d. as against 8s. 4d.; it is about Is. a ton. 5563. That...show more

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