§ MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the finding and recommendation of a coroner's jury, who sat in the case of the death of a platelayer named Thomas Clarke, who died in the service of the London and North Western Railway Company whilst engaged in watching a landslip near Twyford Mill, namely, that the death was caused by exposure, and recommended the railway company should pay greater regard to the men employed on night duty, especially during severe weather; whether he has noticed the death of five workmen on the Mallaig and Inverary Railway recently from exposure; and if he will use his influence with the railway companies concerned, and other railway companies, to protect the lives of their employees when working in winter in exposed positions?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE
I am making inquiry with regard to this matter, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.