HC Deb 06 July 1908 vol 191 cc1217-8
MR. HARWOOD (Bolton)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if the Board of Trade has power to insist upon the application to every tramcar of some appliance to prevent accidents; and if it can require the best known for that purpose.

(Answered by Mr. Churchill.) Tram-cars worked by mechanical power are subject to regulations made by the Board of Trade, which requires suitable lifeguards, brakes, etc. If any type of such appliances showed undoubted superiority its use could be required by regulation.