HC Deb 03 May 1898 vol 57 c177
SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the inquests held on two children killed within a few days of each other at level crossings on the Midland Railway at Ilkeston; whether he is aware that in one case the jury added a rider to their verdict recommending the railway company to provide means for having the gates automatically fastened when trains were near; and whether he will take steps to ensure the better protection of the public at these level crossings?


My attention has been called to these cases, and although the Board of Trade have no power to compel the company to take action, I shall be happy to communicate with the Midland Railway Company and see what can be done.