§ MR. WARDLE (Stockport)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the practice of banking passenger and other trains up inclines on the London and North Western and Midland Railways, without either the engine in the rear being coupled to the train in front or any continuous brake connection being formed; and whether, in view of the possibility of accident to the front engine or train, and with a view to securing safe working, especially at night, he will say what steps he proposes to take, if any, to avoid such risk.
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
I am in communication with the railway companies referred to, and hope to be able to give my hon. friend a reply if he will put down his Question again in a few days.