HC Deb 24 February 1896 vol 37 c921

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, if his attention has been called to the invention of Mr. John J. Boyle, Station-master at Bundoran Junction, for a combination of train staff and outdoor signals for the prevention of railway accidents; and, if he will consider the expediency of recommending it for adoption by Railway Companies?


It is the general rule of the Board of Trade never to recommend any particular invention for adoption by Railway Companies. I shall be happy, however, to send the particulars of the invention, which have been forwarded to me by the hon. Member, to the Inspecting Officers of Railways for their personal information.