§ 43. Sir Frank Pearson
asked the Minister of Transport if, in order to ensure the safety of engine drivers and firemen, he will obtain a report from the Inspector of Accidents into the death of a fireman while the train passed under a bridge near Burnley.
§ Mr. Marsh
The Railways Board has sent me a report on this unfortunate accident. I understand that a joint inquiry was made by the Burnley Borough Police and the British Transport Police, Midland Area; the inquest has been adjourned until 21st May, and I cannot anticipate the verdict. In the meantime, I should like to take this opportunity to express my sympathy to the bereaved.
§ Sir Frank Pearson
While wishing to add my sympathy to that expressed by the right hon. Gentleman to the bereaved and while thanking the Minister for that 394 Answer, may I ask him to ask his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education to see if something can be done through the schools to inculcate a greater degree of responsibility among young people in regard to this type of accident?