HC Deb 06 March 1906 vol 153 cc298-9
* MR. BELL (Derby)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the number of cases of engine-drivers, firemen, guards, shunters, and signalmen employed on the railways in England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland respectively, who had been on duty for thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen hours and upwards per day for the month of March, 1905, and the total number employed in each of those grades.


I have no information of the nature desired as to shunters, but particulars of the hours worked by the other classes of railway men referred to, and the numbers employed, will be found in a Return (Command Paper 2781) circulated in December last.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say why the totals are not included in the Return to which he refers? It is done in other Returns.


If the hon. Member will give notice of a Question I will look into the matter.