§ 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.