HC Deb 06 May 1931 vol 252 cc383-4
36. Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the proposed railway electrification, precautions are to be taken against injury to stock and human beings at existing railway farm-crossings and others where protecting gates are not installed?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

The hon. and gallant Member may, I think, rest assured that in carrying out any future electrification all necessary precautions against risk of injury at level crossings will be taken.

Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether in fact the electrification will be overhead or by means of live rails?


I think the Weir Committee report assumed that the best system would be overhead.