HC Deb 01 May 1901 vol 93 c384


Order for Second Reading read.

MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

moved the Second Reading of this Bill. He asked the President of the Board of Trade to accept the Second Reading, and refer the measure to a Select Committee. The Bill represented the wishes of the trade unions and the railway men's organisations. It asked to have principles now recognised with regard to factories and mines applied to coroners' inquests in railway cases. Certain rights were conferred on relatives of a deceased person to be present at the inquiry, and some adequate expert representation of the Board of Trade was sought to be secured.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Channing.)

MR. BAMBURY (Camberwell, Peckham)

said that the course provided by the Bill would be a very inconvenient course of proceeding alike to the Board of Trade, the coroners, and the relatives of the unfortunate person who had been killed—

It being half-past Five of the Clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Tuesday next.