HL Deb 25 May 1937 vol 105 c223

Clause 6, page 7, line 16, at end insert: (" (5) Any person exercising powers conferred on him by or under this section on land owned or used for the purposes of any railway or canal undertaking shall conform to such reasonable requirements of the undertakers as are necessary to prevent obstruction to, or interference with, the working of the traffic on their railway or canal, as the case may be, and the undertakers shall not be liable for any accident or injury happening to any person while exercising such powers—

  1. (a) in the case of a railway undertaking, upon any railway or land carrying a railway belonging to them; and
  2. (b) in the case of a canal undertaking, upon any canal or reservoir or the banks of any canal or reservoir belonging to them.")


My Lords, the first part of this Amendment requires inspectors who, in the course of their duties, are upon the property of a railway company or canal undertaking to conform with such reasonable requirements of the company or undertaking as to prevent the working of traffic being interfered with. The Amendment also relieves railway companies and canal undertakings from liabilities for accidents happening to inspectors. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Earl of Feversham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.