HC Deb 13 June 1898 vol 59 cc44-5
MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, can he state how many fatal accidents have taken place on the Great Northern (Ireland) Railway since 1st. January, 1894, and what was the verdict of the coroner's jury in each case; and seeing that two fatal accidents occurred on this company's system within the past three weeks, will any steps be taken by the Board of Trade to limit the danger of travelling on the lines controlled by the Great Northern (Ireland) Railway Company?


I am informed that 38 fatal accidents on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland have been reported since the 1st January, 1894, but I am unable to give the verdict of the coroners jury in each case. I may mention that of the 38 cases 16 were trespassers and 13 servants of the company. The Board of Trade watch the return of accidents carefully, with a view to inquiry in suitable cases. It is not possible for me to take any other action.

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