HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 cc2960-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the rider of the jury at Crewe on 22nd July, at the inquest on Mrs. James, who fell from a train through the opening of a carriage door, to the effect that some safety fastening for railway carriage doors is urgently required; and whether, in view of the number of accidents that occur in this way, he will take any steps that may be necessary to compel railway companies to adopt such fastenings?


It does not appear from the Coroner's report to the Board of Trade that the jury made any recommen- dation as regards safety fastenings, and, as my right hon. Friend has stated on previous occasions, the Board are unwilling to recommend any arrangement which might tend to hinder the egress of passengers in an emergency.