HC Deb 23 February 1911 vol 21 cc2080-1

asked whether the Board of Trade has taken any action to compel railway companies and owners of private waggons to have all waggons fitted with brake levers on either side?


A rule on this subject was proposed last year under the Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act, 1900, but it has not been brought into operation, as certain railway companies and an association of coal freighters owning waggons have required objections lodged by them to the rule to be referred to the Railway and Canal Commissioners. It is expected that the objections will shortly be filed with the Court.