HC Deb 04 April 1935 vol 300 cc507-8
46. Major MILLS

asked the Minister of Transport whether an inquiry has been held by an official of his Ministry into the collision between a railway engine and a motor car, which occurred on 21st March at the open level-crossing in Jacob's Gutter Lane on the Fawley Light Railway; and whether he will require the Southern Railway Company to erect gates to guard the crossing?


One of my inspecting officers was recently appointed to investigate the arrangements existing at the Jacob's Gutter Lane and other ungated level crossings on this light railway. As a result he made certain recommendations for improving conditions, concerning which I am in communication with the railway company.

Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

Will the right hon.Gentleman impress upon the local authority concerned that the best solution of the problem is to take advantage of his offer to defray 75 per cent. of the cost of removing it?