HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 cc1307-8
Mr. R. Gibson (by Private Notice)

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any statement to make regarding the accident which occurred at Gourock on the night of 12th June?

The Minister of Transport (Captain Euan Wallace)

The 6.0 p.m. passenger train from Gourock to Glasgow wrongly entered a siding shortly after leaving Gourock Station, and collided with a buffer stop. I regret to say that four passengers were injured, but I am glad to be able to add that in no case were the injuries more than slight.

Mr. Gibson

Will the Minister keep in mind the fact that this is the third accident that has happened at that spot during the last 18 months; and will he make sure that rigorous steps are taken to make

this place safe before the opening of the holiday season next month?

Captain Wallace

The railway company have promised to give me a full report on the subject. I will certainly take into consideration what the hon. and learned Gentleman has said.

Mr. Davidson

Will the Minister bear in mind that there is to be a Communist march in Gourock?