HC Deb 19 May 1887 vol 315 c506
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether the Board of Trade will consider the advisability of instructing their Inspectors, in making their Reports upon accidents, in all cases to append to such Reports a reference or references to Reports, if any, of the Inspectors of the Board of Trade upon previous accidents of a similar character on the same lines of railway, where the Inspectors of the Board of Trade have drawn attention to similar defects of plant or working, and have had occasion to make similar recommendations to the same Railway Company?

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

It has been the practice of the Inspecting Officers generally to refer to recommendations previously made by them upon other accidents where similar recommendations had been made. Attention will be paid to the suggestion contained in the Question of the hon. Member; but it would be difficult to make an absolute rule in the matter.