HC Deb 12 December 1911 vol 32 c2145

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that during the recent railway strike a colliery official was employed to work the points at the Abram North signal-box, Bickershaw branch, near Wigan; and whether, in view of the public danger involved in the employment of inexperienced persons as signalmen, he will take steps to prevent a repetition of actions of this kind?


I received a communication with regard to this matter in August last, but in the exceptional circumstances it did not appear necessary to take any action.