HC Deb 31 July 1905 vol 150 cc909-10
MR. MARSHALL HALL (Lancashire, Southport)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if, in view of. the disaster on the Southport branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, he will take some measures, in addition to the usual inquiry, to ascertain, if possible, the exact cause and responsibility for the accident, so that all possible recautions may be taken to prevent the recurrence of such a calamity in the future.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) When the Board of Trade have received the report of the inspecting officer what opens his inquiry into this lamentable accident to - morrow, the question whether any further measures are necessary to clear up the cause of the accident will be carefully considered.