§ SIR JOHN BRUNNER () Cheshire, Northwich
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the railway companies are about to introduce, or have introduced, a means of communication between passenger and guard and driver which depends for its successful action upon a partial application of the automatic brake; and, if so, whether the introduction of this means of communication is supported by the technical officers of his Department and by the engineering officers of the railway companies or the Railway Association.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I would refer the hon. Member to the correspondence upon this subject recently presented to Parliament (Cd. 71). The 1442 introduction of the moans of communication is supported by the technical officers of the Board of Trade and by the responsible managers of most the large companies.