§ MR. COCHRANE - BAILLIE (St. Pancras, N.)
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether any notice has been taken by the Government of the competition for the improvement of safety Railway couplings, held at Nine Elms goods yard in the spring of this year; and, whether they will cause any inquiry to be made into the results that were obtained?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE BOARD (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Some of the Inspecting Officers attended the competition referred 1751 to by the hon. Member; but the Board of Trade have expressed no opinion upon the results, not wishing to assume a responsibility which must necessarily rest upon those who have the control and management of railways. The result of the competition can, no doubt, be obtained from the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants.