HC Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 cc1701-2
MR. BELL (Derby)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if he can state what are the results of the Board of Trade's action in issuing the Statutory Rules and Orders, No. 616, on August 8th, 1902, pursuant to the Railways Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act, 1900; how many places where tow-roping and propping were practised have been prohibited under Section 2 of the above rules; how many engines and tenders have been fitted with power brakes under Section 3; how many stations and sidings, where shunting operations are carried on, have been lighted as per Section 4; how many places where point rods and signal wires have been covered over or removed under Section 5; how many engines have been provided with convenient places for tool

asked for a copy of the report thereon. The circumstances of that accident did not seem to call for investigation, and an inquiry was not therefore ordered by the Department.