HC Deb 03 August 1891 vol 356 c1122
MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to another serious accident to a child (seven within three months) through falling out of the carriage of an excursion train while in motion; and whether, seeing the serious increase in these cases, he will advise Railway Companies to place an extra handle and hook to the doors, as adopted in all Continental railway carriages?


Yes, Sir. I have received with regret the Report of the accident referred to. I could not advise Railway Companies to adopt the Continental system of placing outside fastenings to the doors of railway carriages. I think such a system would be much objected to by the travelling public in this country. I think those in charge of these children's excursions ought to arrange that some person old enough to keep the children out of mischief should be in each carriage, and that one of the doors should be locked.