HC Deb 11 August 1876 vol 231 c1078

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House, when completed, the report of Mr. Ravenhill upon the recent Railway accident at Radstock, in which twelve persons wore killed and thirty wounded, on the Midland line, in order that the House may have an opportunity of judging of the block system, as applied to single lines?


When the very serious accident occurred at Radstock—serious not only in its results, but in its special circumstances—fortunately, Captain Tyler was within reach, conducting an inquiry into the previous accident near Long Ashton, and he was on the spot where the accident happened within not many hours. I thought the case so serious that I ordered a special inquiry, which is now going on, and the Report will be laid before Parliament at the earliest opportunity.