HC Deb 20 December 1906 vol 167 cc1714-5
MR. BARNES (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the circumstances attending the death by accident of a boy named Robert William Gill, aged fourteen, who was killed while engaged in shunting operations on the Easingwold railway; and if he can take steps to prevent young persons being employed on railways in dangerous work such as stoking or shunting.


This sad accident has been notified to the Board of Trade by the Railway Company concerned, and I have ordered an inquiry to be held by an officer of the Department.