HC Deb 23 April 1888 vol 325 c153
MR. F. W. MACLEAN (Oxford, Woodstock)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the long hours during which engine-drivers, stokers, and signalmen on railways in this country are on duty has been brought to the attention of the Board; and, whether the Board has any jurisdiction to interfere in the matter; and, if so, whether the Board is prepared so to limit the number of working hours of such men as not to be excessive, with a view to the better safety of railway travellers.


The attention of the Board of Trade has been called to the matter referred to by the hon. Member, and a Return relating thereto has recently been laid before Parliament. The Board of Trade have no jurisdiction to interfere in the matter; but the desirability of obtaining information on the subject will not be lost sight of.