HC Deb 29 June 1899 vol 73 c979
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the new code of railway bye-laws which was submitted to the Board upwards of a year and a-half ago, and remitted to the railway companies with certain modifications and suggestions, has again been submitted to the Board for confirmation; and, if not, will he state what steps he proposes to take with a view to the early adoption of a new and satisfactory code of railway bye-laws.


The Board of Trade have no power to make bye-laws. Their function is to approve or disapprove bye-laws proposed by the railway companies. If the companies are not prepared to submit a code of bye-laws on behalf of railway companies generally the Department can only continue to urge them to take some common action. This has been and will continue to be, the policy of the Board.