HC Deb 22 June 1953 vol 516 c1471
40. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will now make a statement on the causes of the Harrow train disaster which occurred in October, 1952; the remedial action he proposes to take; and the progress of trials for general application of automatic train control and signalling on British Railways.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Report of the Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways on this accident, which is now in the hands of the printers, will deal at some length with its cause and the other questions which my hon. Friend has raised. I would ask him to await its publication at the end of the month.

Mr. Nabarro

Can my right hon. Friend say what progress is being made in this important matter of the trials being undertaken by British Railways between Barnet and Huntingdon? Will that be in this Report?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

This is far too important a question to be discussed by question and answer. If my hon. Friend will await the publication of the Report, I think he will find there plenty to talk about.