HC Deb 21 June 1904 vol 136 cc686-7
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether a Board of Trade inquiry has been or will be held into the fatal accident near Duffield Station, on the Midland Railway, on Tuesday, 14th June, when two platelayers, Arthur Ford and Edward Locker, lost their lives, especially as regards the rules or appliances in use, with a view to prevent such accidents to permanent-way men.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) An inquiry will be held into the circumstances attending this regrettable accident. The officer charged with the duty of inquiring will no doubt take evidence as to the rules and appliances in use. His attention shall be directed to the terms of the hon. Member's Question.