HC Deb 23 February 1921 vol 138 cc958-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will undertake to consider the advisability of issuing from his Department to the railway companies of Great Britain and Ireland an order requesting them to observe the utmost possible uniformity in the composition of their passenger trains, so as to reduce the danger of telescoping in train collisions to the lowest possible degree?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The liability to telescoping in collisions between passenger trains has frequently been considered in the past, and will be further considered when the report on the recent regrettable accident on the Cambrian Railway has been received. Till then I cannot anticipate whether any action can usefully be taken.