HC Deb 13 July 1932 vol 268 c1298W

asked the Minister of Transport what discrimination is used by employés of railway companies to disregard the use of the communication cord by passengers desiring to stop the train; and what action his Department takes to ensure the safe and efficient working of communication cords in trains throughout the country?


My hon. Friend addressed a previous question to me on this matter arising out of a particular case in which a Member of this House had previously intimated to the railway company's staff that he intended to pull the communication cord in order to secure that the train should stop at a station at which it was not scheduled to stop. I think the House will agree with me in deploring such action, and in thinking that the incident is not one on which we need pursue the general matters to which the question refers.