HC Deb 30 April 1897 vol 48 c1350
MR. F. A. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received information as to the fatal accident to platelayers during fog on the Great Northern Railway, near Peterborough, on Wednesday; whether he can state what precautions were taken to protect the gang of platelayers, and especially whether a man was placed to watch for approaching trains; whether fog signals or any appliance for warning the men was employed; and whether one of the Inspectors of the Board of Trade will hold an inquiry into the accident?


An inquiry into the causes of this accident was at once ordered. The Inspecting Officer will, of course, report upon all matters connected with the accident.