§ Mr. BAKER
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the railway collision at Stoke works on the 23rd February, as a result of which the 1660W travelling post office was severely damaged and many members of the Post Office staff received more or less serious injuries; whether he proposes to be represented at the Board of Trade inquiry; and whether he will secure the right of representation to the Union of Post Office Workers?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I am aware of the collision referred to. I understand that the inquiry will be directed simply to ascertaining the cause of, and responsibility for, the accident. Apart from any evidence for which the Ministry of Transport may call in connection with the inquiry, the circumstances do not appear to me to require the representation either of the Post Office or of the Union of Post Office Workers.