§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state the number of accidents which took place on railways and in the factories and large industrial undertakings of Great Britain during the year 1906; whether he will furnish information to the House with 1137 regard to the museums of security already in existence, notably at Charlot-tenberg, Amsterdam, Munich, and Milan; and whether he will arrange for an expert to report as to the advisability, or otherwise, of establishing in England a similar exhibition of life-saving and life-guarding apparatus and machinery.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE, Leeds, W.)
The number of accidents to persons employed in premises under the Factory Act, reported during 1906, was 111,904. The number of accidents on railways during 1906 to passengers, railway servants, and other persons was 21,690. The suggestion of an exhibition of safety appliances has been under my consideration for some time. Information has been collected as to the exhibitions already in existence in certain foreign countries, and the Chief Inspector of Factories hopes to be able to arrange a visit to some of these exhibitions in the autumn.