HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 c928

To ask the-President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Brondesbury Station, London and North Western Railway, which is often crowded by passengers, is provided with platforms which, for the greater part, are only about seven feet in width; and whether he possesses any powers to compel railway companies to provide safe platform accommodation.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I have caused a copy of my hon. friend's Question to be forwarded to the railway company for their observations, and I will communicate with him on receipt of their reply. The Board of Trade have no power to require the improvement of the platform accommodation provided for the public at stations already in use.