HC Deb 21 January 1878 vol 237 cc248-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If the representatives of the Railway Companies have intimated to him that they have failed in making a voluntary arrangement for adopting a continuous brake, complying with the conditions laid down by the Board of Trade; and, whether, in these circumstances, he means to introduce a Bill to compel them to do so?


Sir, I am expecting to receive an answer in the course of a few days from the Railway Companies, which I hope may ob- viate the necessity of legislation on the subject of brakes. I have already laid on the Table the Correspondence on the subject up to the present time.