HC Deb 23 August 1887 vol 319 cc1527-8
MR. F. PARKER (Oxfordshire, Henley)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether, seeing that a second fatal accident has occurred at the level crossing at Littlemore, on the Great Western Railway, he will urge upon that Company the necessity of either erecting a foot-bridge over the crossing, or stationing someone at the spot to prevent such accidents in future?

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

The Company reported the accident in question, which occurred to a young child aged two years, and the Board of Trade have also received the Coroner's Return. The crossing in question is an occupation crossing, and the Board of Trade have no power to order a bridge. They will, however, communicate with the Company, with a view to ascertaining whether any arrangements can be made for preventing a recurrence of such accidents.