§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the dangerous character of shunting operations carried on at the Wernett Goods Yard, Oldham, situated in close proximity to a tunnel, in which the operation of hooking off has to be performed, and in which the noise and smoke are so great as to prevent trains approaching from the other end of the tunnel on the opposite line being noticeable; and whether he would ascertain if the fixing of an automatic gong or bell would warn shunters of their danger in time and obviate risk to life and limb.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
No, Sir; but I will write to the railway company concerned, and thereafter communicate with the hon. Member.