HC Deb 18 February 1861 vol 161 c494

said, he wished to ask the President of the Board of Trade, If he will inform the House whether the Railway Companies of the United Kingdom are careful that the best malleable iron should be used invariably in the construction of the wheels, tires, and axles of the carriages, trucks, and locomotives of their respective lines?


said, the Railway Department of the Board of Trade had it not in their power to give the information which the hon. and gallant Member required. Captain Tyler had recently made a very elaborate Report in which, probably, there might be mention of the kinds of iron used in a number of cases in which accidents had recently occurred. That Report will shortly be laid before the House.