HC Deb 08 May 1911 vol 25 c1001W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the danger to railwaymen caused by the present want of method in the numbering and labelling of goods and mineral waggons; and whether he can see his way to take the matter up with a view to having the numbers and labels exposed to view in one uniform position?


The Board of Trade have no record of any accidents which were attributable to the present mode of numbering and labelling goods and mineral waggons; but an inquiry has been ordered into a recent fatal accident to a goods guard which, it has been suggested, may be connected with this question, and after receiving the report of the inquiry I will consider whether any useful action can be taken in the matter.