HC Deb 04 August 1902 vol 112 cc514-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that an inquest was held in Waterford on 14th July at twelve o'clock (noon) on the body of Thomas Murphy, who died on the evening of the 13th from injuries received on the Great Southern and Western Railway on the 23rd of June last, without forty-eight hours' notice being given to the Board of Trade; and will he take steps to see that in future this notice is given to the Board of Trade.


Fatal accidents on railways are reported to the Board of Trade; such a report was made in the present instance. But it forms no part of the duty of the police to give to that Department forty-eight hours', or any specified notice of the intention to hold an inquest in such cases.