§ Mr. BENTHAM
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to an accident at Northorpe crossing, near Lincoln, whereby George Pinchbeck, a lad of nine years of age, lost his life; is he aware that the jury at the inquest added a rider that the crossing in question was a much-used highway, and that it formed the only way by which children from Southorpe could attend the Northorpe school, and that they were of opinion that a bridge should be provided; and, seeing that the coroner undertook to forward the recommendaion to the Board of Trade and that the inspector of police stated that the crossing was a death-trap, whether he will make such representations to the Great Central Railway Company in order that such bridge may be built?
Yes, Sir, my attention has been drawn to the accident, and to the recommendation of the coroner's jury. I am in communication with the Railway Company on the subject, and will inform my hon. Friend of the result.