HC Deb 15 May 1907 vol 174 c945
SIR F. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that on certain portions of the Midland Railway a practice has been adopted of engine-drivers taking trains to points between thirty and forty miles distant and returning to the point from which they started with the tender first, instead of proceeding to the nearest station where a turntable is available; and whether, in view of the repeated comments of Board of Trade inspectors as to the increased risks involved in running engines tender first, he will make a representation to the company on this matter.

(Answered by Mr Lloyd-George.) I will communicate with the railway company in this matter, and subsequently inform my hon. friend of the result.