HC Deb 17 May 1895 vol 33 c1445
MR. F. A. CHANNTNG (Northampton)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether an inquiry by an inspector or sub-inspector of the Board has been ordered into the fatal accident caused by a collision on the railway being constructed between Leamington and Daventry; and, whether the Board is being represented at the inquests held on the men killed?


As this railway is merely in course of construction, the Railway Acts do not apply, and the Railway Inspecting Officers have no duty to perform. The Company will, no doubt, report the accident to the Board of Trade under the Notice, of Accidents Act, 1894. The Board of Trade will immediately consider the facts of the case as elicited by the coroner, and determine whether any formal investigation under that Act is desirable.