HC Deb 13 July 1910 vol 19 cc373-4

asked whether, in consideration of the loss of life caused through the old method of fastening railway carriage doors, the President of the Board of Trade will arrange for experts in his Department to examine and report on the various automatic fastenings which have been invented, and the advisability of compelling the railway companies to adopt any one of such inventions as are found to be satisfactory?


I am not clear what my hon. Friend has in mind in his reference to automatic fastenings, but if he means some method of fastening a carriage door so that it is not possible for a passenger to open it, I am advised that the introduction of such a method might create grave risk in cases of emergency.