§ MR. DUNCAN (Barrow-in-Furness)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he would be willing to cause a Return to be made showing the number of tunnels on the lines of the several Railway Companies in the United Kingdom exceeding the length of 20 yards, in which no refuge in the wall of the arch or other contrivance is provided for the protection of men working in the tunnels from the danger of passing trains?
§ * SIR M. HICKS BEACH
I do not think that the Return referred to would afford any useful information. It has been a requirement of the Board of Trade for 30 years that every tunnel on new lines submitted for inspection should be provided with refuges such as the hon. Member mentions. If the hon. Member has in his mind any special railway or tunnel about which he desires information, I shall be happy to procure it for him.