HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 cc862-3
57. Wing-Commander JAMES

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the danger to human and animal life, he will take steps to ensure that all live electric rails are adequately protected upon railway systems in open country?


I am advised that live electric lines are protected where persons and animals are allowed on the line.

Wing-Commander JAMES

Is the Minister aware that there were 64 casualties last year alone?


No, Sir, I was not aware of that. If my hon. and gallant Friend has any suggestion to make where there is any omission of duty by the railway company, I shall be only too glad to hear it.