§ MR. HUDSON (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the action of the Midland Railway Company in placing untrained men in charge of goods trains without their having passed the usual examination; and whether, in view of the danger involved to the lives of the men employed, he will cause inquiry to be made into the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) My right hon. friend has communicated with the Midland Railway Company on this matter, and is informed that there is no foundation for any suggestion that they have placed in charge of goods trains untrained men who are not qualified to perform their duties.