HC Deb 15 August 1887 vol 319 cc488-9
MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the fatal accident at the level crossing at Bromley; and, considering that this level crossing is close to the centre of a largely populated town, he will call on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company to construct a foot-bridge at this point?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS)(who replied) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

said: The attention of the Board of Trade has been called to the accident in question, both by a Report from the Company and by a communication from the Coroner. The Board of Trade have no power to compel the Company to erect a foot-bridge; but they have directed one of their Inspecting Officers to hold an inquiry, with a view of ascertaining whether any arrangements can be made to prevent the recurrence of such an accident. They have also forwarded to the Company and the Bromley Local Board the recommendation of the Coroner's jury—that the Railway Company and the Local Board should combine to provide a safer means for persons passing over the level crossings between Bromley and Shortlands Stations.