HC Deb 07 May 1896 vol 40 cc752-3
MR. THOMAS OWEN (Cornwall, Launceston)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, if his attention has been called to the report of Major General Hutchinson, dated 26th March 1894, wherein he summarises the result of his inquiry into the case of a level railway crossing alleged to be dangerous at Wadebridge, Cornwall, and recommends that, in view of the large traffic on market days (45 vehicles, 42 horses and cattle, and 476 foot passengers per hour), it is necessary for the safety of the public that steps be taken to prevent that portion of the railway line being used for through traffic; and, is he aware that the North Cornwall Railway Bill now before Parliament proposes to run through traffic over the said level crossing; and, if so, what measures does he intend to take to carry out the Government Inspector's recommendation?


The Board of Trade are giving their careful attention to the question raised by the hon. Member, and are taking advice as to whether they can legally make any Order with reference to the crossing. I assume that it will be open to the Committee to which the Bill will be referred to take the whole question of the safety of the level crossing into its consideration.