HC Deb 21 June 1878 vol 241 c20

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he can exercise any authority to compel the officials of the Great Western Railway Company to refrain from putting into second motion trains which, having arrived at their destination and come to a standstill, are once more moved forwards at the moment that passengers are in the act of alighting, the motion in question placing travellers in peril?


Sir, I regret to learn from a letter which the hon. and gallant Gentleman has sent me that on a recent occasion he was subjected to the inconvenience, not to say danger, to which his Question refers; but I have to inform him that I have no power whatever to interfere with railway companies in these matters.