HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc533-4W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the insecurity of railway travelling, as shown by the murder of a lady on the Bexhill express; whether he has considered the possibility of improving com- munication between the different compartments so as to avoid occurrences of this nature; and whether he will make a report on the precautions taken on this matter in foreign countries?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on this subject on Thursday last to the hon. and learned Member for the Chertsey Division of Surrey, of which I am sending him a copy. The practice of reserving compartments for the use of ladies only is largely adopted abroad as well as in this country.