HC Deb 05 February 1929 vol 224 c1604W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, as a result of the Report by Colonel Sir John Pringle on the Darlington disaster of 27th June, 1928, he proposes to make any recommendations or draw up any regulations regarding the best type of carriages or the best design of couplings for use on fast passenger trains, with a view to avoiding the danger of telescoping in the event of a collision?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am in communication with all the railway companies on the general subject of the best measures to be taken to construct and equip coaching stock so that liability to risk of telescoping in the event of accident may be reduced. I have no power to draw up regulations.