§ MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, inasmuch as the Official Returns show that in 1898 522 railway servants were killed and 12,826 were injured in the performance of their duty, that the recent Royal Commission on Accidents to Railway Servants has declared that lives that could be saved are lost, and men are injured unnecessarily, and has unanimously made recommendations with a view to remedy this state of things, he can now state when the Bill which has been introduced by the President of the Board of Trade to give effect to these recommendations will be effectually proceeded with.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am afraid I can give no pledges in regard to this Bill in the present state of public business.
§ MR. MADDISON (Sheffield, Brightside)
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman could give an assurance that the Bill would be taken at all this session.
§ [No answer was returned.]1191
SIR FORTESCUE FLANNEEY
Is there any doubt in the right hon. Gentleman's mind that the Bill will be taken this session?
§ [No answer was given.]